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ThuRSdAy, MARch 21, 2013
ceive $1 million gaming fund grants. Thirty-seven projects throughout Luzerne County will share in the $12.5 million in funding approved Wednesday at a meeting of the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The grants are funded by the Local Share Account, which receives gaming money generated by casinos, including Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Plains Township. They are handled by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent state agency responsible for administering the state’s economic stimulus programs. Joe Moscovitz, Pittston’s manager, said news of the $1 million grant is welcome; however, the city applied for $4 million, which will require the city to prioritize projects from the list submitted, he said. Moscovitz said the city has committed to projects in the downtown and the approved funding will likely be earmarked for the Main Street


Some projects hit the jackpot
State announces recipients of gaming grants

WILKES-BARRE — A new look to Pittston’s downtown, a new fire station for Hanover Township, a continuation of a Kingston streetscape project and renovation of downtown buildings in Hazleton will each re-

Back taxes of $3.4M soon in mail
Luzerne county schools, municipalities to recoup overdue earned income tax funds.

See FUNDS, Page 12A

Congress embraces big cuts to budget
Senate OKs $85 billion in reductions; house vote expected today.
By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent


WASHINGTON — The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in widely decried spending cuts aimed at restraining soaring federal deficits — and to avoid a government shutdown only a week away. President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats rejected a call to reopen White House tours scrapped because of the tightened spending. Federal meat inspectors were spared furloughs, but more than 100 small and medium air traffic facilities were left exposed to possible closure as the two parties alternately clashed and cooperated over proposals to take the edge off across-the-board spending cuts that took effect on March 1. Final House approval of the measure is likely as early as today. Obama’s signature is a certainty, meaning the cuts will remain in place at least through the end of the budget year on Sept. 30 — even though he and lawmakers in both parties have criticized them as random rather than targeted. Obama argued strongly against them in campaign-style appearances, predicting painful consequences, before they began taking effect, and Republicans objected to impacts on Pentagon spending. Without changes, the $85 billion in cuts for the current year will swell to nearly $1 trillion over a decade, enough to make at least a small dent in federal deficits but requiring program cuts that lawmakers in both parties say are unsustainable politically. As a result, negotiations are possible later in the year to replace the reductions with different savings. The administration as well as Republicans picked and chose its spots in arguing for flexibility in this year’s cuts. “My hope is that gets done,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said earlier in the week
See BUDGET, Page 12A



rivers practice out on the track Wednesday at Pocono Downs in Plains Township for Saturday’s 2013 season opener, which will be the first leg of the Bobby Weiss Series. The track will play host to a slew of major events this year, including Sunstakes Saturday, Superstakes Saturday and the Breeders Crown Final. For the story, see page 1B.

Pa. House may vote on liquor privatization today
Bill would give beer distributors the first shot at 1,200 wine and spirit licenses.
By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press

HARRISBURG — A Republican plan designed to break down Pennsylvania’s Depression-era system of state-owned liquor stores passed a critical test Wednesday, leaving the measure poised to be approved by the House and sent to the state Senate.

The GOP majority easily defeated a “gut and replace” amendment sponsored by the ranking Democrat on the Liquor Control Committee, Rep. Paul Costa of Allegheny County, and the bill could pass the chamber during an unusual afternoon session today that was quickly scheduled. Krystjan Callahan, chief of staff to the House Majority Leader, Mike Turzai, declined to say whether he was sure the votes for final passage were there. But the 108-91 defeat of Costa’s proposal was strong evidence.

“Everybody in this chamber recognizes that our current system for selling alcohol in Pennsylvania is an anachronism, it’s old-fashioned, and it needs changed,” said Rep. Kate Harper, R-Montgomery, while debating Costa’s proposal. She called it “what essentially amounts to putting a new coat of paint on an old shed that’s falling down.” The bill would give beer distributors the first shot at 1,200 wine and
See LIQUOR, Page 12A

It took nearly a year, but dozens of Luzerne County municipalities and school districts that are owed more than $3.46 million in earned income tax money collected by the Centax-Don Wilkinson agency in 2012 should begin getting checks within the next week or so, according to an official with Berkheimer & Associates. A final reconciliation of Centax’s accounts was recently completed, freeing Berkheimer to begin distributing the funds to 80 $3.46 MILLION COMING SOON municipalities, Luzerne County municipalities and school which are owed districts will soon receive long-anticipated a combined total tax money collected by Centax/Don of $1,961,319. Wilkinson but delayed when the company abrubtly closed its doors. In addition, School districts (11) 11 school dis$1.5 million (43%) tricts are owed $1,504,608, said John Deremer, a vice president with Municipalities (80) Berkheimer. $1.96 million (57%) Distributions 10 municipalities getting the most to municipaliMunicipality Amount ties range from Wilkes-Barre $598,943 Hazleton $157,848 $598,943 to Kingston $106,491 Wi l k e s - B a r r e Nanticoke $96,281 to $530 to New Kingston Twp. $80,281 Hazle Twp. $66,457 Columbus. For Butler Twp. $47,800 school districts, Plains Twp. $35,301 distributions Dallas Twp. $32,407 range from Wright Twp. $32,009 $640,708 to Source: Berkheimer Associates Mark Guydish/The Times Leader Hazleton Area to $18,385 to Northwest Area. The money comes from earned income taxes collected by Centax for the first and second quarters of 2012. Money from the third and fourth quarters of that year was collected and distributed by Berkheimer, which took over Centax’s accounts after the firm ceased operations in August. Centax had been hired by the county’s Tax Collection Committee to process earned income taxes countywide, but it ran into significant problems that left it unable to complete the task. That led to significant delays in distribution of the funds, causing major problems for many communities, some of which were forced to cut services and/or take out tax anticipation loans to cover the shortfall. Hazleton City Administrator Steve Hahn said he’s pleased the city, which will get $157,847, will finally see the money, but he still questions why the situation that caused the problems developed in the first place. Hahn had opposed Act 32, the legislation
See TAXES, Page 10A

County trails in health rankings
Bad habits, economy put area near bottom of Pa. assessment

Poor lifestyle choices and generally lower incomes continue to detract from Luzerne County residents’ health, updated rankings released Wednesday said. The 2013 County Health Rankings issued by the Rob-

ert Wood Johnson Foundation found that Luzerne County is 57th among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. The rank is a slight improvement from last year when the county ranked 61st, but it still shows a need for personal improvement. “We all want to live a healthy life, and the rankings show us

that things like having a job, a good education, access to healthy foods or a safe place to live affect how healthy we are,” said Patrick Remington, co-director of County Health Rankings and associate dean at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Adults in Luzerne County aren’t making healthy personal choices, however. They tend to

See HEALTH, Page 12A

Two runners jog Wednesday along the Back Mountain Trail in Luzerne, an easy-to-access recreational spot.


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Division head appointment process questioned
county council’s involvement in the selection of 8 division heads a point of contention.

MIDDAY DRAWING DAILY NUMBER - 4-6-4 BIG 4 - 3-1-5-8 QUINTO - 7-8-6-5-2 TREASURE HUNT 05-07-21-29-30 NIGHTLY DRAWING DAILY NUMBER - 4-0-7 BIG 4 - 4-7-6-7 QUINTO - 9-4-6-1-2 CASH 5 01-04-06-11-34 POWERBALL 13-14-17-43-54 POWER BALL - 15
HARRISBURG - No player matched all five numbers drawn in Wednesday’s Cash 5 drawing, so tonight’s jackpot will be worth $325 million. Lottery officials said 86 players matched four numbers, each receiving $211.50; 3,233 players matched three numbers, each receiving $9.50. No player matched all five numbers drawn in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing, so Friday’s jackpot will be worth $20 million.

Luzerne County Council’s involvement in the selection of eight division heads was debated during Tuesday’s council meeting. Councilman Rick Morelli sent an email to Chairman Tim McGinley last week saying he expects council to have “as much information as possible on all the candidates with at least a week’s notice.” County Manager Robert Lawton had planned to present a prospective budget/finance division head to council for its confirmation at Tuesday’s meeting but said he had to cancel that plan because he was unable to meet the requested

one-week notice. Council called a special meeting on April 2 to vote on the budget/finance confirmation. Lawton also is expected to present candidates for one or two other division head slots at this meeting. Kingston resident Therman Guamp, who is on a panel that interviewed and recommended budget/finance division head applicants to Lawton, said the position is crucial to the county and questioned why council needs seven days of notice. Guamp said some council members are slowing down the appointment process when the person hired will handle county financial reports being demanded by council. Councilman Eugene Kelleher said council never voted to require a week’s notice and said he has “full confidence” the interview committees and Law-

ton will recommend the best candidates. He compared the process to school districts, saying he believes principals and school administrators — not school boards — should select teachers who are hired. “If Bob doesn’t hire somebody who is good, then we need to get rid of Bob,” Kelleher said. Morelli said he has no idea who is on the interview panels and said the division heads will remain if Lawton leaves. “They’re very important people, and they have a lot of power,” Morelli said, arguing council must provide “checks and balances” on the manager. Lawton said the division head positions were widely advertised and are not being interviewed by him unless a panel of at least four professionals with

experience in that field recommend them. He said he will present a detailed packet on each person he’s recommending for confirmation and a description of the selection process. Candidates he recommends also will be asked to attend the council meeting scheduled for their confirmation, he said. Lawton said his tenure “will depend greatly” on the division heads’ success. “There’s an incentive for the manager to choose the best,” Lawton said, noting he will restart the interview process if council rejects his selection. Councilwoman Elaine Maddon Curry said she doesn’t believe council should be heavily involved in dissecting the interview process because the manager would be a “fool” not to recommend the top applicant.

Councilman Edward Brominski said council isn’t slowing up the selection because the manager could have recommended division heads for hire a year ago. Maddon Curry said division head salaries weren’t included in the 2012 budget. “Don’t give me that moneyin-the-budget baloney,” Brominski told her. “Everything doesn’t have to be so contentious, and I resent the way you’re talking to me,” she replied. McGinley said information on the candidates recommended for April 2 confirmation will be presented to council next Tuesday, or seven days before the meeting. The information also will be posted on the county’s website,, he said.

Alice Carey
March 20, 2013
lice Carey, 87, resident of the Parsons Section of WilkesBarre and formerly of Indian Lake, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born on June 22, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Israel and Elizabeth Yale Gould. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, David James Carey Sr.; sisters, Edna Glycenfer, Helen Filipowicz; brothers, William, John and Israel Gould. Prior to her retirement from the Valley Crest Nursing Home, she spent most of her life as a homemaker. She was a member of Parsons Primitive Methodist Church and the Ladies Aid. Alice was also a member of the Rainbow Senior Citizens, The Marine Corps League Ladies Auxiliary and former member of Circle Eighters and Bucks and Does Square Dancers. She enjoyed traveling extensively with her late husband, David J Carey Sr., with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Together they had five children, Alice Pahler, Plains; Mrs. Dennis

PA Child Care attorneys reject claim of prolonging case
Bernard Schneider said he and fellow lawyers merely pursued vigorous defense.


(Kathy) Hagy, Bear Creek; Robert T. Carey Sr. and wife Linda, Hanover Township; Mrs. Gary (Jeannie) Merrifield, Scranton. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St, Plains, with the Rev. Andy Jerome officiating. Friends may call Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be in Mt. Greenwood Cemetery, Trucksville.

SCRANTON — Attorneys for the remaining defendants in the kids-for-cash lawsuits say appeals they filed relating to pretrial rulings were made in good faith and do not warrant sanctions against them. In court papers filed Tuesday, attorney Bernard Schneider said he and fellow attorneys representing Robert Powell, PA Child Care and its related entities were pursuing a vigorous defense for their clients, and none of the actions they took was done with the intent of delaying the proceedings. The reply was in response to a recent motion for sanctions by Sol Weiss and other attorneys representing juveniles who allege former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella wrongly incarcerated them in

juvenile detention centers that were co-owned by Powell. The suit alleges the juvenile centers knew Ciavarella was violating juveniles’ rights by holding hearings at which they were not represented by an attorney. Weiss is seeking monetary damages, claiming Schneider and other attorneys have unnecessarily prolonged the litigation by filing numerous appeals of pretrial orders issued by U.S. District Judge A. Richard Caputo that denied their requests to obtain information about the juveniles’ backgrounds. Schneider has vehemently argued that information is crucial to his clients’ defense because it supports their position Ciavarella would have jailed the youths, regardless of whether they had been represented. Caputo has repeatedly denied their motions, saying the juveniles’ guilt or innocence to the underlying crimes is irrelevant. Disagreeing with Caputo’s rulings, Schneider filed an appeal of the matter with the

Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the judge’s decisions. In his reply to the sanctions motion, Schneider said the law provides only that sanctions be levied against an attorney if he raises arguments he knows to be frivolous. He maintains he had a solid legal basis for the appeals, even though they were unsuccessful. Caputo will review the motions and issue a ruling at a later date.

Baker, Robert Bilski, Kathleen Carey, Alice Davenport, Harry Endler, Kathleen Faux, William Grivner, Kay Hart, Stephen Hermanski, Rose Kamantis, Joseph Mihalchik, Helen Mizdail, Leona Paddock, Kathryn Powell, John Qualters, Edward Savidge, Joseph Spencer, Mary Lou Thoma, Joseph Voveris, Frances Waardenburg, Patrick Yedinak, Joseph
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Businesses soon to open in Pittston
By B. GARRET ROGAN Times Leader Correspondent

Patrick J. Waardenburg
March 19, 2013
P a t r i c k J. Waardenburg,43, of Forkston Township, died Tuesday evening, March 19. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Angie Krause Waardenburg. He was born in Ridgewood, N.J., on Jan. 6, 1970, son of John Waardenburg, of Bradenton, Fla., and the late Linda Ross Waardenburg. Pat was a 1988 graduate of the Tunkhannock High School. He was employed by The Masonic Village in Dallas. He was a member of Temple Lodge No. 248 in Tunkhannock. Pat was very passionate about music, playing, writing and singing with local bands at many various venues. However, it was not uncommon for him to bring out his guitar and share at family and friends gatherings outside by the campfire. He had many different talents working with his hands, such as woodworking, building a stonewall, making his famous BBQ ribs. You would also hear his stories about the outdoors, his hunting, fishing, canoeing, four wheeling, or his traveling with his wife, Angie, or “Blondie,” as he would call her, to the NASCAR races or just exploring many different states from coast to coast. One of Pat’s favorite stops was Gettysburg to the Civil War battle field. He enjoyed the history of the battles and the sights. He was a loving, caring and helpful person who would be there when you needed him, no matter what. He touched many people and will be deeply missed. His cousin Jamie Dickson preceded him in death. He is survived by his stepmother, Nancy, of Bradenton, Fla.; son, Tice Patrick, of Tunkhannock; sister and brother- in-law, Wendy and Harold “Jr.” Miller, of Tunkhannock; nieces, Krystle and Makinsey Evans, Kennedy and Rosie Miller, and nephews, Ben and Jacob Spencer. Memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Pastor Lori Robinson officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.

Harry Bronson Davenport
March 19, 2013


Robert John Baker
March 18, 2013


obert John Baker, 71, of Gladys, Va., passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at home. He was the husband of Mary Ellen Buczkowski Baker. Mr. Baker was born in Nanticoke, on Sept. 14, 1941, a son of the late Anthony Baker and Celia Shitkowski Baker. He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, a U. S. Air Force veteran and a retired employee of Ethicon Corp.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Pamela Baker Smith (Scott); and one granddaughter, Rachel Ellen Smith. He was preceded in death by one brother, Albin Baker. A graveside service will be conducted at 2:45 p.m. today at Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk, Va.

r. Harry Bronson Davenport, 82, of Forty Fort, died Tuesday morning at the Golden Living Center-Summit Wilkes-Barre. Harry Davenport will always be remembered for his blue eyes. He was born in Plymouth on July 7, 1930, a son of the late Harold and Emily Todd Davenport. He was a 1948 graduate of Plymouth High School and continued his education at Oberlin College and Wilkes University, where he earned his degree in Economics. Mr. Davenport had been employed as an engineer at the Walben Corp., Wilkes-Barre; Foster Wheeler Corp., Mountain Top; Royer Foundry and Machine., Kingston, and later started his own company, Davenport Manufacturing. During 17 years in business, Davenport Manufacturing relied on a reputation for quality workmanship, always delivered on time. In addition to his employment outside of his home, Harry operated several business ventures on his own. Partnering with area businesses, he sharpened milling tools with a grinding operation in the basement of his homes in Plymouth, Kingston and Forty Fort. With his interest in service and construction, Harry was a working member of mission trips to both the Dominican Republic and Honduras, where he contributed labor and finances to the construction of a clinic, school and church. In the years he did not travel, it was common for the mission teams to arrive at a construction site with dozens of pairs of leather construction gloves that he and Ellen had donated. Harry was a member of the Plymouth Kiwanis Club, where he was instrumental in the building of the “Memory Walk” surrounding the veteran’s statue near the site of Huber Field. He had a love of sports. Play-

ing was better than watching, and this was evidenced by his homes throughout his years. He never lived in a house that did not include a basketball hoop in the yard. Although he played all types of sports, he never excelled at any. When asked for his greatest talent on the athletic field, his reply was “fouling.” Harry will long be remembered for the love he had for his wife of 43 years, the former Ellen Arthur of Plymouth. They enjoyed time in Forty Fort and at their home at Orange with his parents, relatives, many children and grandchildren. His competitive spirit, work ethic and his sense of humor will be remembered for years to come, and his blue eyes. He was preceded in death by sisters Mary Kloeber and Betsy Addison, and a brother, George. In addition to his wife, Ellen, he is survived by children, Harold, Harford, Pa.; Robert, WilkesBarre; Michael, Wilkes-Barre; Stephen, Towanda; Ella May, Hazleton; James, Dunmore; Sarah Rubel, Arlington, Mass.; and Andrew, Denver, Colo.; 16 grandchildren, one great-grandson; sisters Marion Czar, Orange, Pa.; Emily Foster, Omaha; several nieces and nephews. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family from the William A. Reese Funeral Chapel. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ Uniting, 776 W. Market St., Kingston, with the Rev. Carol Fleming officiating. Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the William A. Reese Funeral Chapel, rear 56 Gaylord Ave., Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent the American Diabetes Association, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre.

PITTSTON — City Administrator Joseph Moskovitz announced a slate of upcoming enhancements to the city’s downtown section during Wednesday’s regular council meeting. Building permits have been issued for a new professional office building at the corner of Williams and Main streets and the much-anticipated condominium complex along the Susquehanna River on Kennedy Boulevard. Additionally, the path has been cleared for Fuji Restaurant to open at the site of the former LaFratte’s Restaurant and Catering on Main street, and city officials anticipate that the Tomato Bistro will be opening its doors downtown in the coming weeks. Moskovitz also announced the city has been awarded $1 million in Local Share Account funding derived from casino gaming. Although the amount less than the $3.2 million that the city applied for, the sum will be utilized for the ongoing Main Street Revitalization Project. City officials will coordinate with state Department of Community and Economic Development officials to revise the scope and planning for future projects. In other matters, Councilman Michael Lombardo announced the recent purchase of a Ford Interceptor to be used by the city’s fire department. The multiple-use vehicle is equipped with state-of-the-art radio and computer equipment and will allow for greater departmental disaster response and coordination capabilities. The $34,000 cost was completely federally funded, while the additional $6,000 in equipment was covered through a state grant.

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What caused a fire at Southwestern Energy’s Clark Compressor Station, Herrick Township, around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday is being investigated, company spokeswoman Susan Richardson said Wednesday. One employee was injured, according to a company statement. The employee was treated at an area hospital and sent home. The fire was believed to have caused minimal damage, Richardson said. The fire was extinguished in about 30 minutes, she said, and the compressor was up and running again within a few hours.

Compressor fire injures 1

LOCAL Ex-coach accused of molestation
Joseph Ostrowski faces new sex charges in case of Holy Redeemer football player.



Lawyer: Park clear for sale

City Attorney Tim Henry has researched the deed on the parcel of land that is home to the Morgan B. Williams Park and has determined there is no covenant that prohibits the city from selling the land or from turning it into something other than a park. The city has put the 4.23-acre parcel along Wilkes-Barre Boulevard up for sale recently.

WILKES-BARRE — Former Holy Redeemer head football coach Joseph Ostrowski is facing charges he molested a young football player inside the school in early 2012. Luzerne County detectives charged Ostrowski, 29, of Wilkes-Barre, with indecent assault, corruption of minors and photographing a sex act involving a minor. The charges were filed with District

Judge Martin Kane in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday. A young football player told invesOstrowski tigators he was inside the school lifting weights when Ostrowski told him to go into the coaches’ locker room. The boy said Ostrowski wanted him to get fitted for a girdle, an undergarment that holds pads under football pants. While inside the locker room, the boy alleged, Ostrowski molested him and took a picture with a cell-

phone of him naked, according to the criminal complaint. The boy said the molestation occurred on a Friday, but could not recall the exact date. Ostrowski was questioned about the allegations on Feb. 25. He allegedly admitted to molesting the boy and using a cellphone to take a picture of the naked boy, the complaint says. In response to the news of more charges against Ostrowski, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera of Scranton released this statement: “The thought that a minor, of 13 years of age, could be molested in a setting that is

intended to serve as a safe, nurturing environment for our children angers me personally and is deeply disturbing for the pain it inflicts upon an innocent victim, his family, our school community and the community at large. We remain grateful for the tireless efforts of law enforcement to continue its investigation into these criminal, crude and immoral acts. We will continue to collaborate with them in order to do all that we can to ensure our schools are safe environments for the children and young adults entrusted to our care.” Ostrowski was arrested in May after federal authorities

said he posed as a female on the social networking site Facebook to trick a teenage boy from Wilkes-Barre into emailing nude photos of himself, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Scranton. He also was indicted by a federal grand jury in Michigan of cyberstalking, which has been transferred to Pennsylvania for prosecution. Federal authorities alleged Ostrowski solicited and attempted to produce child pornography and was involved in extorting his victims, both adults and children, in 14 states by exposing sexu-



U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, will hold a telephone town hall at 7:30 p.m. today on the local effect of sequestration as well as the current federal budget situation. Constituents interested in participating should call toll free (877) 229-8493 and use the PIN number 111565. The phone system can handle only a limited number of participants.

Cartwright sets town hall

Wayward driver mars farmland, police say
Suspect John Olszyk, of Wilkes-Barre, faces charges in many prior vehicle incidents.

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected an amendment offered by U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Zionsville, that would have increased Defense Department operations and maintenance funding by redirecting monies from the Pentagon biofuels program. The Toomey amendment was not added to a bill to fund the government after March 27. The amendment sought to help fund military-supported jobs such as those at the Tobyhanna Army Depot.

Toomey depot plan bypassed


City police are investigating a robbery at Angelo’s Pizza on Hazle Avenue late Tuesday night. A white man, in his mid to late 20s, entered the pizzeria at about 11:40 p.m. and ordered a small pizza under the name of James Hamilton, police said. The suspect waited at the counter for the pizza to be baked, then jumped over the counter when a clerk opened the cash register, police said. The suspect grabbed cash from the register and fled north on Hazle Avenue, police said. No weapon was displayed during the robbery and no injuries were reported. The suspect wore black gloves and a gray hooded sweatshirt with a 1-inch dark stripe from the shoulder to cuff and with “New York” printed across the front.

Police seek robbery suspect

Jonathan Vojtko of Wyoming, left, watches Steph Burke of Queens, N.Y., cut some wood as the two King’s College theater members work on the set of Shakespeare’s “King Richard III.” The production takes place April 11-15 at the George P. Maffei II Theatre.

Plans at King’s spark some drama
Physician assistant studies expansion could lead to relocation of theater arts program and theater.

State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Nanticoke, will host a town hall meeting with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Luzerne County Community College Education Conference Center. Fish and Boat Commission staff will give a presentation, followed by a question-and-answer period. Topics include Moon Lake Park, the Susquehanna River and changes to trout season and the impact to Luzerne County.

Fishing issues to be aired

WILKES-BARRE — The planned growth of one of King’s College’s academic programs could lead to the relocation of another. Discussions are ongoing between college administrators and heads of the physician assistant studies and theater arts programs. One result may be the physician assistant studies’ program expanding into space now occupied by the George P. Maffei II Theatre

on the first floor of the administration building. If this moves forward, as early as this fall, the campus’ Theatre Arts Department and the theater the students practice and perform in will be relocated to the former Memorial Presbyterian Church on West North Street that has gone mostly unused since the school acquired it in 2011. The brownstone building is as much a local landmark at the top of the West North Street hill as it was when it opened its doors in the 1870s. College spokesman John McAndrew said nothing has been finalized and several options are on the table, including having the physician assistant studies program moving into the for-

mer church building and keeping the theater program in its current home. McAndrew said none of the discussions would lead to the demise of the theater arts program or the elimination of a physical theater on the King’s College campus. “King’s College is in the final stages of determining the feasibility of a plan to renovate the North Street Church facility into the college’s performing arts center. A final decision is contingent upon developing an adequate plan for interim Theatre program operations while the project is under construction. “Administration and Theatre departSee KING’S, Page 4A

Prosecutors: Don’t let suspect’s father defend her
Megan Panowicz was charged in 2008 fatal hit-and-run in Kingston.

Members of Black Diamond American Legion Post 395 in Kingston are making an effort to re-open the post. A new board of directors was elected on Tuesday night and an advisory committee has been formed, said Kit Watson, the department adjutant overseeing the 758 American Legion posts in Pennsylvania. The adjutant on Wednesday said the former board recently resigned after determining there was no money available to pay bills. But several members believe the finances of the organization can be turned around. The advisory committee will have a series of meetings to come up with a plan to do so, Watson said.

Legion post reorganizes

WILKES-BARRE – Prosecutors in the case of a woman charged in a fatal hit-and-run accident have asked a judge to prohibit her father, an attorney, from representing her in the case. Megan Panowicz, 27, was charged in connection with the Aug. 27, 2008, death of Sharon Shaughnessy, who was killed on Wyoming Avenue in Kingston when she reportedly was struck by three vehicles, one of which was allegedly driven

by Panowicz, of Forty Fort. Panowicz’s case had been on appeal with the state Supreme Court, which ruled in January that she would face a felony charge of accident involving death or personal injury. The case is being prosecuted by the state Attorney General’s Office because Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis had worked with Robert Panowicz before she was elected in 2011. A pretrial conference was held in county court on March 15, according to court papers filed Wednesday by Deputy Attorney General Clarke Madden. At that hearing before county Senior Judge Charles C. Brown, attorney Robert Panowicz said he intended

Attorney Robert Panowicz escorted his daughter, Megan, into a district judge’s office in 2008.


to represent his daughter at a yet-to-be-scheduled trial, the papers state. Madden said in court papers that Robert Panowicz is likely to be called by

prosecutors to testify in the case, and Madden has asked that he be prohibited from representing his daughter.

PLAINS TWP. — An area man with a history of driving with a suspended license and of drunken driving was charged this month by township police with damaging farmland with a Jeep. John Theodore Olszyk, 35, of South Main Street, WilkesBarre, allegedly drove a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee across farmland at O’Malia’s Farms on North River Street on March 12, leaving tire ruts and damaging rye grass that is harvested. Olszyk abandoned the Jeep when it became stuck and asked the Jeep’s owner to tell police she was driving, according to the criminal complaint. Police charged Olszyk with agriculture vandalism, defiant trespass, criminal mischief, driving with a suspended license and driving without a license. The charges were filed with District Judge Diana Malast and mailed to Olszyk. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on April 23. Court records show Olszyk has multiple open cases and convictions of driving with a suspended license, drunken driving and stealing vehicles dating to 1997: May 9, 2011: City police charged Olszyk with stealing items from a parked vehicle on Madison Street. Case remains open in Luzerne County Court. Sept. 7, 2011: City police charged Olszyk with stealing a 2002 GMC van from a business on Kidder Street. Case remains open in county court. Sept. 6, 2011: City police charged Olszyk with stealing an ATV from a residence on Lanning Lane. Case remains open in county court. Sept. 2, 2011: City police charged Olszyk with burglarizing Malacari’s Market on Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard. Case remains open in county court. Oct. 4, 2011: Kingston police charged Olszyk with driving a stolen vehicle involved in a pursuit that ended in a crash near the courthouse. Case remains open in county court. Nov. 28, 2011: Sentenced in county court to 30 days to two months in jail on drunkendriving charges filed by Dallas Township police. June 8, 2010: Plains TownSee OLSZYK, Page 4A


ning May 13th. We just finished renovation (of the theatre) in the amount of $750,000 from a gift donation. The promise is a renovated church, however, there is no funding and no plans for the project … Plans were set in stone before I or anyone from the theatre was ever consulted,” Corbett’s email, which was obtained by The Times Leader, stated. Corbett, via an email to The Times Leader, noted that “nothing in that statement negates that fact that we have a start date for removal of equipment and construction on the existing theatre on May 13. There just are no plans in place or theatre funding for the future of the theatre.” When asked further questions, she declined comment, stating that she “has been instructed” not to talk to the media. McAndrew said part of the long-term plan of the college is to focus on programs that have growth potential and the Physician Assistant studies program is among those targeted. While student numbers in this major have remained steady — up 20 students to 209 this current year — it’s because there’s no room to grow, he added. Any growth, he said, would likely come in the fifth- and cured a hook-type strap around the rock, attached it to his tractor, pulled the rock off Stewart Road and dragged it to Blue Falls Apparel, 320 Stewart Road, police said. The driver then reconnected the trailer to the tractor and left the scene. WILKES-BARRE — A man reported early Monday afternoon that someone smashed the rear window of his car while it was parked at 269 S. Welles St. HANOVER TWP. — State police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement reported the following: • MJ Beer Deli, 22 W. Main St., Newport Township, was recently cited with furnishing or



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ment faculty will be working together on those plans over the next few weeks. The outcome of those discussions and plans will determine the final action plan,” according to a college statement sent by McAndrew. “If the renovation takes place, the current theatre space will be utilized to develop a state-ofthe-art lab and classroom facility allowing for the integration of Physician Assistant program facilities and expansion to meet the growing demand for the program,” the statement went on. “Alternative plans are also available and ready to be implemented to support the expansion of the Physician Assistant program and to re-purpose the North Street Church facility.” In an email sent out Wednesday by Sheileen Corbett — chairwoman of the school’s theatre arts department — to some department alumni, she urged alumni to contact King’s President Jack Ryan to voice displeasure. Her message informs alumni this isn’t something being discussed, but something that has already been finalized, without her input. “This is happening — begin-


The former Memorial Presbyterian Church, West North Street, Wilkes-Barre, could soon be the new home to the King’s Theatre Department.

sixth-year graduate program, not the undergraduate program. McAndrew said targeted growth is expected to be about 30 students over the next four years. Dwane Engelhardt, a 1981 King’s graduate and a theatre major, was one of several alumni to email or call The Times Leader to express concern with the way the situation has been handled. He said he hopes the school will do whatever it can to not only relocate the theatre, but also spend the money to do it right. “Don’t just give them the selling alcohol to a minor. • Rivalry Sports Bar Inc., doing business as Over Pour, 279 S. River St., Plains Township, was recently cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries, and sold unlimited alcoholic beverages for a fixed price of $30. • JJE Murphy, 347 Slocum St., Swoyersville, recently was cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries. • James Donald Lacey and Mary Ruth Lacey, doing business as Lacey’s Bar and Grill, 438-444 E. Main St., Nanticoke, recently was cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries. • Zamorth Inc., Ernie’s G’s Pub and Eatery, 1022 Main St.,

building, a ramshackle place, and say, it’s yours,” said Engelhardt, of Kingston. He said workshops and a design room need to be built and other renovations have to occur to get it to the level the current theater areas are at. Though he stopped short of accusing the school of plotting to end the program, he said art and music programs have been eliminated previously. “They slowly kind of phase them out,” he said. McAndrew adamantly denied this was the case for the theater program, which has 14 majors and seven minors. Avoca, recently was cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries. • Wilkes-Barre Republic Club, 280 S. Sheridan St., Wilkes-Barre Township, recently was cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries. • Beer Creek Inc., doing business as Indian Lake Inn, 9933 Bear Creek Blvd., Bear Creek Township, recently was cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries. • Dan Williams Inc., doing business as Danny’s, Main Road Lee, Newport Township, recently was cited with possessing or operating gambling devices or permitted gambling or lotteries.

It is believed that Megan Panowicz’s defense is that she was not the driver during the hit-and-run incident, Madden wrote. “Evidence will be (showed) at trial that (Panowicz’s) father, Attorney (Robert) Panowicz, was one of the first people with whom (Megan Panowicz) spoke about the accident,” Madden wrote. “The Commonwealth will likely call (Robert Panowicz) as a … witness on the subject of admissions made by (Megan Panowicz) to him.” Robert Panowicz is a “necessary witness,” wrote Madden, contending that state law does not allow him to perform defense attorney duties for his daughter. Madden said in his court filing that Robert Panowicz’s

testimony would include his daughter’s “culpability” and would not relate to legal services provided. And, if Robert Panowicz does not represent his daughter at the trial, she will not suffer any hardship because she has been represented by another attorney in the case, Basil Russin, for a long period of time, Madden wrote. The jury would be unable to tell the difference in Robert Panowicz’s representations between his role as Megan Panowicz’s attorney and her father, Madden wrote. “The jury will, correctly, presume that (Robert Panowicz’s) presentation is informed by a lifetime of experience with (Megan Panowicz), none of which is evidence,” Madden wrote. A judge has not scheduled a hearing on the request, and defense attorneys had not immediately responded to Madden’s filing Wednesday. year in jail on drunken-driving charges filed by Plains Township police. Oct. 12, 1999: Sentenced in county court to three months to one year in jail on separate counts of fleeing police during a pursuit in Wilkes-Barre on July 14, 1998, and in Kingston on July 13, 1998. July 16, 1997: Sentenced in county court to 48 hours to one year in jail on drunken driving charges filed by Dallas police. interstate extortion and cyberstalking. A sentencing date has not been scheduled in federal court. He faces 25 years in prison under the terms of the plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Ostrowski remains in federal custody.

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HANOVER TWP. — Township police are investigating a hitand-run incident that occurred Monday on Stewart Road in Hanover Industrial Park. A tractor-trailer was driving through the parking lot of Karol Media, 375 Stewart Road, at about 6:45 a.m. when the trailer’s back wheels ran over and began dragging a large rock/landscaping stone, police said. A metal parking lot security post was bent and, as the trailer was leaving the Karol Media lot, the back wheels of the trailer damaged additional landscaping stones and shrubbery, police said. The truck stopped on Stewart Road and the driver disconnected the tractor from the trailer, se-

ship police charged Olszyk with drunken driving after he allegedly was found intoxicated and sleeping in a vehicle that was idling on East Mountain Boulevard. Case remains open in county court. Aug. 15, 2006: Sentenced in county court to 90 days to one

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Colorado corrections chief killed Pa. mulls
Tom clements was shot at his home Tuesday night in Monument, colo.
By P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press


Art becomes moving experience

A worker transports the picture “Palais Stoclet in Brussels” during the press preview Wednesday at the exhibition “Passion, Function and Beauty. Henry van de Velde and his Contribution to European Modernism” at the New Museum in Weimar, Germany.

MONUMENT, Colo. — Colorado’s top state prison official was shot and killed when he answered the front door of his house, setting off a hunt for the shooter and raising questions about whether the attack had anything to do with his job. Tom Clements, 58, was shot around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Monument, north of Colorado Springs, and a witness reported a person driving away in a darkcolored “boxy” car that had its engine running at the time of the shooting, authorities said. Investigators were exploring all possibilities, including that the shooting could have been related to Clements’ job as executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, which he took after years working in Missouri corrections. The killing stunned officials in both

states. They described Clements, who is married with two daughters, as an expert on the latest and best methods in his field who chose the Colorado job over retirement. Clements At a news conference, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said he didn’t think the killing was part of any larger attack against his cabinet. “Tom Clements dedicated his life to being a public servant, to making our state a better place and he is going to be deeply, deeply missed,” said Hickenlooper, who planned to go to Monument to meet with Clements’ family after signing gun-control bills. While the motive of the killing wasn’t immediately clear, similar attacks on officials have been on the rise in the United States, said Glenn McGovern, an investigator with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office in California who tracks such incidents worldwide.

charity tax law changes

under Senate resolution, lawmakers decide what groups qualify as charities.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper talks about the shooting death of Tom Clements, executive director of the Department of Corrections.

By MARC LEVY Associated Press

He said there have been as many in the past three years as the entire prior decade.


Cyberattack worries grow
omputer networks at major South Korean banks and top TV broadcasters crashed simultaneously Wednesday, paralyzing bank machines across the country and prompting speculation of a cyberattack by North Korea. Screens went blank at 2 p.m., the state-run Korea Information Security Agency said, and more than six hours later some systems were still down. Police and South Korean officials couldn’t immediately determine responsibility, but some experts suspected a cyberattack orchestrated by North Korea. The rivals have exchanged threats amid joint U.S.-South Korean military drills and in the wake of U.N. sanctions meant to punish North Korea over its nuclear test last month.


5 guilty of fleecing city
Five former elected officials of the tiny California city of Bell were convicted Wednesday of multiple counts of misappropriation of public funds, and a sixth defendant was cleared entirely. Former Mayor Oscar Hernandez and co-defendants Teresa Jacobo, George Mirabal, George Cole and Victor Belo were all convicted of multiple counts and acquitted of others. Authorities said the officials paid themselves inflated salaries of up to $100,000 a year in the city of 36,000 people, where one in four residents live below the poverty line. An audit by the state controller’s office previously found the city had illegally raised property taxes, business license fees and other sources of revenue to pay the salaries. The office ordered the money repaid.

Obama vows to back Israel
Leaders of allied nations seek to thwart Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program.
The Associated Press

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Israel on Wednesday.


Safe streets at what cost?

Hundreds of Chicago police officers are hitting the streets on overtime every night in dangerous neighborhoods, the latest tactic by Mayor rahm Emanuel’s administration to reduce killings in a city dogged by its homicide rate and heartbreaking stories about honor students and small children caught in the crossfire. The decision by Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy last month to put small armies of officers working overtime in specific “hot zones” corresponds with a notable drop in homicides in the nation’s third-largest city in February and March. But the latest “Violence reduction Initiative” raises concerns about whether the policy is sustainable for the financially struggling city and whether it could further strain officers working long hours at a stressful and dangerous job.

JErUSALEM — Eager to reassure an anxious ally, President Barack Obama on Wednesday promised to work closely with Israel and do whatever is necessary to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear arms, “the world’s worst weapons.” He also pledged to investigate whether chemical weapons were used this week in neighboring Syria’s twoyear-old civil war. Obama, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his first visit to the Jewish state as president, said of Iran’s nuclear ambitions: “We prefer to resolve this diplomatically and there is still time to do so.” But he added that “all options are on

the table” if diplomacy falls short. “The question is, will Iranian leadership seize that opportunity,” he added. The president said Iran’s past behavior indicates that “we can’t even trust yet, much less verify.” Netanyahu, at Obama’s side for a joint news conference, said that while he appreciated U.S. efforts to thwart Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons through diplomacy and sanctions, those tools “must be augmented by a clear and credible threat of military action.” “I am absolutely convinced that the president is determined to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said. “I appreciate that. I appreciate the fact that the president has reaffirmed, more than any other president, Israel’s right and duty to defend itself by itself against any threat.” The Israeli leader said he and Obama agree it would take Iran about a year to manufacture a nuclear weapon. Obama

said there is “not a lot of light, a lot of daylight” between the two leaders in intelligence assessments about Iran, and Netanyahu concurred. Although preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon is a priority of both Israel and the United States, Netanyahu and Obama have differed on precisely how to achieve that. Israel repeatedly has threatened to take military action should Iran appear to be on the verge of obtaining a bomb. The United States has pushed for more time to allow diplomacy and economic penalties to run their course, though Obama insists military action is an option. Obama also took note of the difficult way forward in the broader quest for Mideast peace, acknowledging that in recent years “we haven’t gone forward, we haven’t seen the kind of progress that we would like to see.”

HArrISBUrG — The interests of nonprofit institutions and Pennsylvania’s financially struggling cities in which they often reside clashed Wednesday on the state Senate’s floor, as Democrats decried tax-exempt protections as having run out of control. The debate coincided with Pittsburgh Mayor Luke ravenstahl’s announcement of two actions designed to force regional health system giant UPMC to pay tens of millions of dollars annually in local property taxes and the city’s payroll tax. The Senate’s debate and vote on a resolution to amend the state constitution were, in a sense, about two different things. The resolution, which passed on a 30-20 vote, is designed to amend the constitution to clarify that lawmakers can decide what kinds of institutions qualify as charities immune from local taxes — a category that already includes hospitals, social service agencies, universities and houses of worship. It was motivated by a state Supreme Court ruling last year that limited lawmakers’ power to broaden the definition of a tax-exempt charity. Instead, the Supreme Court said judges hold the constitutional responsibility to identify those boundaries and a court-devised test for a taxexempt charity remains in force. ravenstahl cited the court’s ruling as his motivation, and said UPMC has failed the court’s test. “The reality of the situation is the taxpayers … are currently subsidizing UPMC’s nonprofit status,” ravenstahl told a news conference in Pittsburgh, and ticked off a list of foreign countries where UPMC operates. The republican sponsors of the Senate bill cautioned that, since the Supreme Court’s ruling, the tax-exempt statuses for Warren Hospital, the Warren County YMCA, Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofits already have been revoked. All 27 republicans voted “yes,” while three Democrats broke party ranks to vote with them. But most Democrats — including those who represent Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Harrisburg and Philadelphia — insisted that a constitutional amendment should not simply resurrect the 1997 state law at issue in the state Supreme Court ruling. They complained that it allows some institutions to escape paying taxes under questionable circumstances and makes it difficult for municipalities to challenge that status.

Gas drillers, environmentalists agree on fracking rules
Many of the voluntary standards appear to be stricter than regulations.
By KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press

Chemical attack questioned

Syria’s government and rebels on Wednesday both demanded an international investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack, as the country’s feared arsenal became the latest propaganda tool in the 2-year-old civil war. President Barack Obama said the United States is investigating whether chemical weapons have been deployed in Syria, but noted that he is “deeply skeptical” of claims by President Bashar Assad’s regime that rebel forces were behind such an attack. “Once we establish the facts, I have made clear that the use of chemical weapons is a game changer,” Obama said in a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.

PITTSBUrGH — Some of the nation’s biggest oil and gas companies have made peace with environmentalists, agreeing to a voluntary set of tough new standards for fracking in the Northeast that could lead to a major expansion of drilling. The program announced Wednesday will work a lot like Underwriters Laboratories, which puts its UL seal of approval on electrical appliances that meet its standards.

In this case, drilling and pipeline companies will be encouraged to submit to an independent review of their operations. If they are found to be abiding by a list of stringent measures to protect the air and water from pollution, they will receive the blessing of the new Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale Development, created jointly by environmentalists and the energy industry. Many of the new standards appear to be stricter than state and federal regulations. If the project wins wide acceptance, it could ease or avert some of the ferocious battles over fracking that have been waged in statehouses and city


On Wednesday, some big energy companies and environmental groups agreed on standards for fracking in the Northeast, including places like this a farm in Springville, Pa.

halls. And it could hasten the expansion of fracking by making drilling more acceptable

to states and communities that feared the environmental consequences.

Shell Oil Vice President Paul Goodfellow said this is the first time the company and environmental groups have reached agreement to create an entire system for reducing the effects of shale drilling. “This is a bit of a unique coming-together of a variety of different interests,” said Bruce Niemeyer, president of Chevron Appalachia. “We do recognize that this resource is going to be developed,” said robert Vagt, president of the Heinz Endowments, a charitable foundation that has bankrolled antifracking efforts. “We think that it can be done in a way that does not do violence to the environment.”


ThuRSDAy, MARch 21, 2013



PA board disagrees on chart, personnel
By B. GARRET ROGAN Times Leader Correspondent

YATESVILLE — Tuesday’s regular Pittston Area School Board meeting was punctuated by sharp disagreements and heated internal debate. In what, at first, seemed like a mere formality, board member Anthony Guariglia made a motion for the board to formally accept an “organizational chart.” The chart is a simple document mapping out a specific hierarchical order of employees or W h AT ’ S officials in an nExT organization. Pittston Area The charts are School Board’s typical in govnext meeting ernment strucwill be at 7 p.m. tures and large April 16 corporations, but the school district had been operating without one. Superintendent Michael Garzella had sought to have one created, and met informally with most of the school board members to discuss the chart and present a tentative model. At Tuesday’s meeting, however, Guariglia presented an alternate organizational chart that he contends incorporated Garzella’s initial chart while enhancing it. That chart was adopted by a 5-4 vote. Guariglia was joined in accepting the new chart by board members Ken Bratlee, Joe Donahue, Bruce Knick and Charles Sciandra. Board members Michael Gorzokowski, Joseph Kelly, Robert Linskey and Marilyn Starna each voted against. Linskey, who had not met with Garzella, or any board member, about the chart before Tuesday’s meeting, decried the motion. He accused the members who approved it of failing to act in a transparent matter. Linskey made and then withdrew a motion, stating that no board member could discuss district matters with the superintendent outside of official meetings and work sessions. After the meeting, Garzella said he repeatedly requested that meetings be made at the convenience of board members. He said some board members came in groups, although always cautious to avoid having enough members present to create a majority. He said he was never contacted by Linskey to confirm any meeting time. The debates over the need for an organizational chart spurred another debate about the need for additional administrative support at the high school level. This prompted Gorzokowski to recommend that current Pittston Area Primary Center principal and former high school principal Janet Donovan be returned to her position as high school principal. Kelly and Linskey supported the move, while all other board members voted against, most of them citing budget uncertainties as the sole reason for their vote. In other matters, the board intends to conduct a hearing for public input on the potential closing of the Pittston Area Kindergarten Center on Walnut Street in Dupont. Garzella said the district had in no way made any decision about the fate of the aging building. Because of numerous maintenance issues, the closure of the building could bring cost savings to the district. Garzella said the school’s students could be absorbed into the Primary Center without problems.

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Wyoming Area talks turf Dallas Twp. adopts regulations on fireworks
By SUSAN DENNEY Times Leader Correspondent

EXETER — At its Tuesday night work meeting, the Wyoming Area School Board discussed use of the school’s turf because of a request by the West Pittston Rams to use the field for its football games. Board member Carl Yorina said that, based on his training in turf maintenance, as few as 15 minutes constituted “use” of a grass turf field and that anything over 50 uses in a season would cause irreparable damage to the field. He complimented the Wyoming Area field saying, “That field is gorgeous. It’s the nicest in the area.” Yorina asked district athletic director, Joe Pizano, if the district was using the field more than 50 times a season. Pizano said it was. Board President John Bolin noted some of the requests for travel to competitions and events included requests for compensatory time by a teacher. He had not remembered seeing this before, he said. Superintendent Raymond

Bernardi said teachers were entitled, by contract, to comp time if they worked past the regular school day. Some teachers requested comp time and some did not, he added. The board discussed the requests and how they were administered. Board member Frank Casarella said he would like to know how the district’s contract read on the subject. During resident remarks, union president Melissa Dolman read to the board the section of the contract on compensatory time. According to the contract, teachers receive compensatory time if they work longer than the school day if there is a mutual agreement between them and the superintendent. A representative from the auditing firm Bonita and Rainey gave a brief presentation about the company’s audit of the school district’s fiscal year ending in 2012. Business Manager Tom Melone said he was pleased with the report, noting the district had received the highest rating.

By CAMILLE FIOTI Times Leader Correspondent

DALLAS TWP. — The township supervisors passed a resolution Tuesday to adopt consumer fireworks regulations. The state already has laws regulating the use of fireworks, but the township’s resolution would give it the authority to require residents to obtain a permit.

The resolution defines consumer fireworks as “any combustible or explosive composition or any substance or combination of substances, intended to produce visible and/or audible effects by combustion.” The term doesn’t include ground or hand-held sparklers, novelties or toy caps. The resolution was adopted as a result of complaints from

residents and to set guidelines for the use of fireworks within the township. Information required on the permit application includes the name, address and phone number of the applicant; the address of the site where the fireworks are to be used; the name, address and phone number of the owners or tenants of the site; and the credentials of the person in charge of the fire-

works display. Fireworks will not be permitted after 11 pm. “They key thing is, if there are complaints, and there is no permit, the police can shut it down,” said township solicitor Tom Brennan. “If they do have a permit and they are in violation, they’re shut down. We’re not out to penalize our citizens. We’re just trying to protect their rights.”

Courtdale considers collections firm for sewer bills
By GERI GIBBONS Times Leader Correspondent

W h AT ’ S n E x T
Courtdale Council will meet again at 7 p.m. April 16

COURTDALE — Borough Council discussed on Tuesday night using Northeast Revenue Service to collect money owed on residential sewer bills. Attorney John Rogers, a representative of Northeast Revenue, said its services included preparing reminder notices, pre-lien correspondence, and preparation and filing of liens. “It all depends on how aggressive you want to be,” he said.

Water-quality projects under way at Harveys Lake
By SUSAN BETTINGER Times Leader Correspondent

An ordinance would need to be prepared, presented and voted on by council in order for the borough to secure collection services, Rogers said. Council will be conferring with its solicitor, Sam Sanguedolce, with further discussion of the matter planned for its next meeting. “Some people have not paid in 20 years,” said Council President Carl Hodorowski, indicat-

ing the amount to be collected was sizable. In another matter, council discussed retaining Northeast Recycling Services to provide collection receptacles and processing of borough recyclables. A representative from the recycling service would be available to meet with council in the near future, said Councilman David Bond. At that time, council would have opportunities to get a better understanding of the cost and nature of the company’s services. It is possible for the borough to re-coup money from recycling by being periodically

reimbursed for recyclable materials by Northeast Recycling, he said. Council announced it recently had advertised for a part-time employee to work for its Streets Department and had received a large number of applications. It will be reviewing those applications this week. Jim Mazeitis, of the Streets Department, responded to complaints about some minor damage done during the seasonal snow plowing. “It will be taken care of,” Mazeitis said. Hodorowski directed Mazeitis to notify council in the event of any damage to property or to borough vehicles.

HARVEYS LAKE — Fred Lubnow, of Princeton Hydro, announced at Tuesday night’s council meeting that there are two water-quality projects due for completion at the lake this year: the Old Lake Road project and the Floating Wetland Island project. Both should be finished in early June, Lubnow said. During the Old Lake project, storm valves will be installed underground to remove dirt and solids, and to prevent phosphorus from entering the lake and promoting the growth of algae. The Floating Wetland project will place five floating wetland

islands in various locations within the lake. Originally 11 sites were selected, but six were eliminated because they contained pond weed — a rare species of aquatic plant life. Lubnow will provide project updates for the public at the borough’s April council meeting. He also will present a map and photos of the floating wetland islands. In addition, the borough’s Environmental Action Committee holds its meetings at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Municipal Authority Building. The public is invited to attend. In other matters: •Councilwoman Michelle

Boice said the borough is pursuing the collection of delinquent garbage bills. Boice said “something has to be done” (regarding the unpaid garbage bills). •Mayor Clarence Hogan thanked Michael Rush for his donation of four commercial combination printer/copier/ fax machines to the borough’s police department. •On Friday, the Harveys Lake Fire and Ambulance Co. will hold its Lenten fish fry. The cost for adults is $8; $5 for children. The meals can be pre-ordered by calling Charles at 760-5506, April at 574-1453 or the borough’s fire station at 639-5167. The next council meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. April 17.

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JOSEPH J. SAVIDGE, 58, of Sugar Notch, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at home. He was born in WilkesBarre on Nov. 24, 1954. He was the son of Dolores Yedlock Savidge and the late Thomas A. Savidge Sr. He enjoyed fishing, tending to his garden, following NASCAR and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin J. Savidge. Surviving are his daughter, Amy Savidge; mother, Dolores Savidge; brother, Thomas Savidge; nieces, Stephanie and Emily; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Private funeral services will be held from the George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. There are no public calling hours. JOHN JOSEPH POWELL, 50, of Wilkes-Barre, died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the home of his fiancée, Dorene Guillot. He was the son of Ann Powell and the late Paul Powell. Surviving siblings are Lou Ann Powell, Paul Powell, Cheri PowellIhnots, Robert Powell, Anthony Powell; sons, William Powell and wife Jessica; Kristopher Alan Powell and wife Tiffany Powell; daughter, Tonya Marie Powell and fiancé Cory Williams; mother of his children, Lynn Tomassacci, Nanticoke. John was a devoted member of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. There will be a memorial service on Saturday at noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 80 Manor Drive, Shavertown. We Love You, John! Arrangements are by Yeosock Funeral Home.

Rose M. Hermanski
March 18, 2013

Kathryn (Witkowski) Paddock
March 20, 2013

Joseph Kamantis
March 19, 2013
Joseph Kamantis, 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born on March 8, 1925 in Plymouth, he was the son of the late Paul and Agatha Kazlauskas Kamantis. Joe was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Lee Park. He was a graduate of Plymouth High School, Class of 1943. After high school, Joe played profession baseball for the Bloomingdale club. He was taken away from playing baseball to join the U.S. Army Air Corps, during World War II, as a tail gunner. After successfully completing almost all of his missions, except two he had to “hit the silk” or bail out of his plane, he worked as an insurance adjuster for Reliance Insurance for 26 years. After his retirement in 1987, he focused on his only true love, being on a golf course. He never married, but always held his faith and family in his heart. Joe has played on some of the most prestigious golf courses throughout the country. He won the Cazenovia College Open in Binghamton, N.Y., and was presented the trophy by “Hall of Famer” Gary Player, who won the pro tournament in town earlier that week. He was a lifelong member of the VFW, of Binghamton, N.Y. He was a brother, uncle, bachelor, veteran, golfer, professional baseball player and devout Catholic. He will be greatly missed and always remembered. Joe was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Anna Oakschunas, John Kamantis, Helen Eagen, Verna Strumski and George Kamantis. Surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Lee Park. Military service will immediately follow in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Muhlenburg. Family and friends may call on Friday at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, the former St. Aloysius Church, from 9 a.m. to Mass time. Funeral arrangements are by the S.J.Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, 143 W. Division St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706, in Joe’s name. Please visit to submit online condolences to Joe’s family.


KATHLEEN BILSKI, 63, of Kingston, died on Feb. 16, 2013 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after a prolonged illness. She was the only child of the late Theodore and Martha Kaminski Bilski. Kathleen was a graduate of GAR High School, Class of 1967, and employed at the Human Resources Department of the Luzerne County. She was devoted to her dogs and was an avid enthusiast of birds. Surviving are cousins, Carolyn Palencar Herrera, Westlake Village, Calif., to whom she was the Best Godmother in the World; Valerie and Andrea Palencar, Bear Creek. All will miss her strength, sense of humor and love. Family and friends are invited to attend Memorial Mass today at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Bear Creek. Arrangements are by Yeosock Funeral Home. JOSEPH E. THOMA, 87, of Hancock, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Monday, March 18, 2013 at home. He was born on Jan. 17, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the son of Stanley and Margaret (Ford) Thoma. Joe was active in the U.S. Maritime Service during World War II and later served in Korea. He worked most of his life in construction and heavy equipment operation and finally retired as an engineer from NYSDOT after 15 years. Surviving are two children, Stephen H. and wife Ramy Thoma, and Lori and husband Jeff Jones; two grandchildren, Jordon and Jared Jones; one niece, Kimberly Thoma Rhodes; two nephews, Gregg Thoma and Kirk Thoma. He was predeceased by a daughter, Joni J. Cabiness, and a brother, Stanley E. Thoma. A committal service will be held today at the Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township, at 1 p.m. Arrangements are by Henderson-Biedekapp Funeral Chapel, Hancock, N.Y.

ose M. Hermanski, 91, a resident of Forty Fort, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, March 18, 2013, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, after a brief illness. Her beloved husband was the late Enoch Hermanski, who passed away on Aug. 26, 2008. Together, Enoch and Rose celebrated 67 years of marriage. Born on June 15, 1921 in Plains, Rose was the daughter of the late John and Mary Chabalo. Prior to her retirement, Rose was employed as a seamstress for the former Akers Fashions, Swoyersville. In her earlier years, Rose worked as a seamstress for the former Rosmar Manufacturing, Wilkes-Barre. A faithful Catholic, Rose was a longtime member of the former Holy Name/Saint Mary’s Parish Community, Swoyersville. After the closing of her parish this past June, Rose became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville. Rose was a detailed homemaker throughout her life. She enjoyed taking an active role in various home-improvement projects and also enjoyed gardening around her home. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, crocheting and working on puzzles. Family was the center of Rose’s life and she cherished every moment she had with her loved ones. She will forever be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Though her presence will be greatly missed, she leaves behind a legacy of love, dedication, hard-working values, creativeness, resourcefulness and patience. In addition to her parents, John and Mary Chabalo, and her husband, Enoch, Rose was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard Hermanski, and her brothers, Joseph Chabalo, Frank Chabalo and Stanley Chabalo. Rose is survived by her children, Rose Hermanski, of California; Joann McGovern and her


husband Michael, of Easton, and Robert Hermanski, of Forty Fort; her grandchildren, Greg Hermanski and his wife, Becky, of California; Stacey Steele and her husband, Jamie, of New Jersey; her great-grandson, Graham Hermanski, of California; numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted on Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her pastor, officiating. Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. For additional information or to send the family of Mrs. Rose M. Hermanski an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rose’s memory to the Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind, 1825 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643 or to the American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

athryn (Witkowski) Paddock, 95, of Avoca, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Mountain View Care Center, Scranton, where she was a guest for a short time. Born in Avoca on Jan. 18, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Antonia Witkowski. Kathryn started her career in Curtis Bay, Md, working in the ship yards to help with the war effort. She then worked at Hillcrest Corp. and Avoca Fabrics. Kathryn was a longtime member of Queen of the Apostle’s Church, Avoca, formerly Ss. Peter & Paul. She proudly served as a past president for the Altar and Rosary Society. She had a passion for baking and enjoyed making pierogies for the church and her family. Kathryn also took pleasure in quilting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Edward Paddock Sr.; son, Gerald Paddock; sisters, Nettie Kopeck, Helen Yelinek, Mary Sledgeski; brothers Michael and John Witkowski. Left to honor her memory are sons, Thomas Paddock, Avoca; Edward Paddock Jr. and wife Mary Lou, Michigan, and James Paddock and wife Diana, Old Forge; grandchildren, Kristina

Paddock, New Jersey; Edward Paddock III, Illinois; Michael Paddock, Old Forge, and Evan Paddock, Illinois; brother, Joseph and wife Edna Wojtkowicz, Maryland, and several nieces and nephews. Kathryn will always be in her family’s hearts and never forgotten as all the years were wonderful ones of much love. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from Queen of the Apostles Church, Avoca. Interment will follow at Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Moosic. A private viewing for family only will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. from Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home Inc., 728 Main St., Avoca. Online Condolences at

BELLES — Lillian, funeral 11 a.m. today in Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke. Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. in St. Faustina Kowalska Parish / Holy Trinity Church, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. DOLECKI — Edward, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in St. Barbara’s Parish, St. Cecelia’s Church, 1700 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. Friends may call 9 to 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home. EVANS — Lawrence, life celebration 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. HALL - Alfred, A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at Elkview Country Club, Crystal Lake, on Saturday, March 30. Friends and family will gather at 9 a.m. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. HERMANSKI - Rose, Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted on Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her pastor, officiating. Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Mount Olivet Roman Catholic Cemetery, Carverton. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. HIGGINS — Edward, memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday in Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Saturday. HUGHES — Christopher E., funeral 11 a.m. Friday in Metcalfe-Shaver-Kopcza Funeral Home Inc., 504 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. GRABOWSKI - Douglas, funeral 10 a.m. Friday at McMichael Funeral Home Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton, Rt. 487. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. JOHNSON — Donald Jr., life celebration 8:30 a.m. Saturday in McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass 9 a.m. in Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in McLaughlin’s. KLEIN - Eleanor, celebration of life 12:30 p.m. today in McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass 1:30 p.m. in Church of St. Aloysius, Wilkes-Barre. LUKOWICH — Frank, life celebration 5 to 7 p.m. today in McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. MAXWELL — Keith, Mass of Christian Burial 9 a.m. Saturday in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains Township. Those attending are to go directly to church. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. MCGOVERN — Helen, funeral 9:30 a.m. today in McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in St. Jude Church, Mountain Top. Friends may call 8 p.m. until time of services in the funeral home. RAY — Sharon, memorial service 2 p.m. Sunday in Forkston United Methodist Church. ROONEY — Thomas, funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Friday in Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 130 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. SCHNEIDER — Sarah, memorial service 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 420 Main St., Dallas. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. SCOVELL — Ronald, funeral 10 a.m. Friday in Baloga Funeral Home Inc, 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith). Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. today. STRAUSS — Michael, blessing service 11 a.m. Friday in Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 Hanover St., Nanticoke. Friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. today. TUCKER — Anne, life celebration 8:30 a.m. today in McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington St., WilkesBarre. Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. in Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. WAMPOLE — Betty, life celebration 7:30 p.m. today in McLaughlin’s – The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m.

William A. Faux
March 19, 2013
William A. Faux, 80, of Tunkhannock, passed away peacefully at Lakeside Nursing Facility, Harveys Lake, surrounded by his family on March 19, 2013. He was born in Vernon, Pa. on Oct. 28, 1932. He was the son of the late Joseph and Cloe Evans Faux. He was preceded in death by his brothers Robert and Wilmer, of Vernon. Bill graduated from Tunkhannock High School in 1950 and was a veteran of the Air Force, serving in Germany during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1956. He worked at Bendix and the Pennsylvania Liquor Store. Upon retiring he was the owner and operator of Faux’s Inn, Harveys Lake. He loved the outdoors and making memories with his children and grandchildren. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Sandra Montross Faux; son, William D. Faux and wife Christine; daughters, Lori A. Faux Bennett and husband David, both of Tunkhannock; Cody and Joyelle, both at home; grandchildren, LeAnn Newell, Tinna and husband Brett of Falls; Amanda Faux Armanini and husband Frank; Cloe and Tommy Newell; Erik, Kiara, Tanisha, Jasmine, Eligh and Gretchen Bennett, all of Tunkhannock; great-granddaughter, Kynzi Renee Newell. Also surviving are brothers Joseph Faux, Lemon, and Art, Vernon, and David Faux of Arizona; sisters, Ethel Kidd and Donna Robinson, both of Tunkhannock; several stepgrandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as many foster children and foster grandchildren he grew to love and spend time with over many years. A memorial service will be held at the Eatonville United Methodist Church with military honors on Saturday at 3 p.m. with Pastor Betty Reilly officiating. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Eatonville United Methodist Church Church Road, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 or the Wyoming County Special Needs Association, 636 29N Tunkhannock, PA 18657. For online condolences or directions, please visit

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Edward J. Qualters
March 19, 2013
Edward J. Qualters, formerly of Newtown section of Hanover Township, died Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Eagles Nest Community Living Center, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Georgia. Mr. Qualters was born in Ashley in 1918 and was a longtime resident of the area. He was the son of Edward Qualters and Catherine Sullivan Qualters. Mr. Qualters graduated from St Leo’s High School, Ashley, in 1936. He served with the U.S. Air Force in North Africa, Europe and the Pacific during World War II and the Korean War, and retired in 1962 with more than 20 years of service. He was the recipient of a number of service medals and received the Soldier’s Medal for heroism in 1944. Subsequently, he was employed by the Army Reserve Program, retiring in 1979. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from King’s College in 1974. Mr. Qualters was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody, Ga., where he moved in 2010. Prior to his move, he was an active member of St. Leo’s Church, Ashley. Mr. Qualters was a member of the Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Bureau of the Aging Advisory Council until 2009. He was also active in the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Knights of Columbus. He is preceded in death by his wife, the former Lucille DeMuro, his brother, John, and sisters, Florence Reidy and Ella Kenny. Surviving are his daughter, Judith R. Qualters; her husband, Robert Dilworth, and his grandchildren, Ryan and Connor Dilworth of Dunwoody, Ga.; nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., WilkesBarre, with a funeral Mass held at 10 a.m. in St. Leo’s Church, 33 Manhattan St, Ashley. Interment will follow, with military honors, in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Leo’s Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley, PA 18706. Condolences can be set to the family at 1430 Mockwell Court, Dunwoody, GA 30338. For more information or to view a video tribute to Mr. Qualters, visit the funeral home website at www.lehmanfuneralhome. com.



MARY LOU SPENCER, 57, a resident of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Tuesday at WilkesBarre General Hospital. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to and will be announced by The H. Merritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., A Golden Rule Funeral Home, 451 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre.

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JOSEPH S. YEDINAK, age 87, of Plymouth, passed away Wednesday. Funeral arrangements are pending from the S.J.Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth. Visit to submit online condolences. STEPHEN P. HART, 56, of Kunkle and formerly of Hillsborough, N.J., passed away Monday in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Arrangements are pending from the Nulton-Kopcza Funeral Home, 5749 state Route 309 (Beaumont), Monroe Township.

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Frances Voveris
March 19, 2013

Leona F. Mizdail
March 18, 2013

Kay Grivner
March 14, 2013


rances M. Voveris, 93, of Exeter, passed away Tuesday morning, March 19, 2013 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born Aug. 14, 1919, in Paterson, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Alice Boyd Baltuska. Frances graduated from Eastside High School in Paterson, N.J., and attended a culinary art school given by the Works Progress Administration. Upon graduation, she was employed by Garfinkle Ritter-Equitable Life Assurance Society in New York City as a clerk typist. She was a former employee of Fowler, Dick and Walker, WilkesBarre. She also served as an administrative assistant for ColumbiaMontour Home Health Services. She enjoyed singing, and this is where she met her husband, Bronis, who was a choral director and organist of St. Casimir’s in Paterson, N.J. Later they moved to Pittston, where she spent most of her life devoting her time to her seven children. She spent her spare time singing in church choirs, St. Casimir’s, St. Nicholas and St. Cecilia. In addition, she was a member of the former Berwick Area Community Chorus and the “Golden Voices” of the Cosmopolitan Club. While the children were in school, she served as president of the PTA of Pittston High School and president of the Band Association. She was a member of the former St. Casimir’s Church, now St. John the Evangelist, Pittston. She was a member of St. John’s Altar and Rosary Society, Kingston Senior Center and the Cosmopolitan Seniors. She volunteered her time to church activities. She enjoyed creating and designing the palm bouquets that were carried in processional for Palm Sunday in St. Casimir’s Church. She also enjoyed the art classes in the Kingston Senior Center and participated in several art exhibitions. She was preceded in death by


her husband, Bronis, on April 29, 1989, after 49 years of marriage. Also preceding her in death were brothers, Joseph and John, and sister Elsie. Surviving are her sister Anne Adams, Nipomo, Calif; sons, Ronald and wife Mary Claire, Yatesville; Francis and wife Anita, Maumee, Ohio; Lt. Col. Bronis and wife Col. Susan, Albuquerque, N.M.; daughters, Joan Voveris, Berwick; Paulyna Nutaits and husband Raymond, Lake Mary, Fla.; Angela Walsh and husband Richard, Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.; Roberta Hughes, Plains; grandchildren, Richard, Bradley and Martin Walsh; David Nutaitis; Christopher Voveris; Sarah and Ryan Pontsler; Anthony Voveris; Jessica and Michael Voveris, and Emily Hughes; great-grandchildren, Michael, Isabelle and Jack Walsh; Richard, Molly and William Walsh; Rebekah Nutaitis; and one step great-grandchild, Gavin Nutaitis. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Church, 35 William St., Pittston. A viewing will be held in the church at 9 a.m. before the service. Interment will be in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Pittston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Parish Community or to your favorite charity. Arrangements are by Kizis-Lokuta Funeral Home, 134 Church St., Pittston.

eona F. Mizdail, 91, of Mizdail Road, Hunlock Creek, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Born Nov. 28, 1921 in Hunlock Creek, she was the daughter of the late William and Frances Sobieski Midzail. Leona was a graduate of Harter High School, West Nanticoke, class of 1938, and was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Lake Silkworth. Prior to her retirement, Leona had been employed as an assistant chief of the Philadelphia Procurement Division of the U.S. Army Electronics Command. In 1967, she was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award by the Department of the Army.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Frank, Eugene and Dennis. Surviving are sisters, Margaret Schrama, Hunlock Creek; Hedwig Kupersmit, New York City; Frances Castiglioni, Stanford, Conn.; Marie Mark, Hunlock Creek; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:15 a.m. from the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Lake Silkworth. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call Friday, 3 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Lake Silkworth.


Helen Mihalchik
March 20, 2013

ay Long Grivner, 78, formerly of Lawrence Street, WilkesBarre, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Sunrise Senior Living Center, Upper Clair. Born in Hanover Green Section of Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 10, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Frederick Long. She was a graduate of Hanover High School and was formerly employed as a loan officer. Kay loved to travel and sharing time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Richard Grivner. Surviving are daughter, Teri Peoples, and husband Dana, Florence, S.C.; son, James Grivner, and wife Dianne, Wilkes-Barre; four grandchildren; nine greatgrandchildren; sisters, Muriel Everett, Kingston; Jule Fedor, New Jersey; nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Yeosock Funeral Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains, with the Rev. Reginald H. Thomas officiating. Relatives and friends may call 5 to 6 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s or donor’s choice.



elen Mihalchik, age 85, a lifelong resident of Larksville Borough, passed away peacefully at Commonwealth Hospice Unit at St. Luke’s Villa. Born in Larksville, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Martha Shuleski Bondzinski. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church of Larksville, where she was very active with the annual parish bazaar and was a pierogi maker. Prior to her retirement in 1985, Mrs. Mihalchik was employed by American Tobacco Co. in Mountain Top for more than 27 years. In past years, Helen and her late husband, “Buddy,” were very active with the Ed-Lark Little League program. Her greatest joys in life were her grandchildren and her dogs, Rusty and Magoo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael “Buddy” Mihalchik, who passed away in 1978; sisters, Lottie Salitis and Teresa Krystofosky. Surviving are her children, Sharon Prohaska and her husband, David, with whom she resided, and Michael Mihalchik and his wife, Janet, of Lawrence, Kan.; grandchildren, David Michael and Ryan Prohaska, and Mindy and Todd Mihalchik; great-grandson, Sam Mihalchik; brothers,

Peter Bondzinski and his wife, Maureen, of Larksville, and Ben Bondzinski and his wife, Mary, of Lancaster; several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from the S.J.Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church, Larksville. Interment will be in the parish Cemetery, Dallas. Family and friends may call on Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Helen’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. James Galasso, the Nursing Staff at 8 East at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and the nursing staff at the Commonwealth Hospice Inpatient Unit at St. Luke’s Villa for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Hazleton Animal Shelter, or to be given to the family at the time of the viewing, to be used for a special project geared towards enhancing the comfort of patients and the families at the Inpatient Hospice Unit of Commonwealth Hospice at St. Luke’s Villa. Please visit www. for directions or to submit online condolences to Helen’s family.

Kathleen Endler
March 17, 2013


athleen Endler, 87, of WilkesBarre, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, due to complications after surgery. Born Oct. 3, 1925 in Starksville, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Sam and Josephine Brocato. She attended school in Indianola, Miss. Shed was a member of St. Nicholas Church, Wilkes-Barre. Kathleen and her late husband, Jackie, celebrated 49 years of marriage before Jackie’s passing in 2005. Kathleen lived for her family. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Diane Allen, and her husband, John, Hanover Township; sons, Jackie Endler and his wife, Sherri, Plains Township; Bob Endler, Hanover Township; their children, John Allen, Lisa Meeker, John Paul Endler, Ryan

Endler, Jeffrey Endler and Jason Endler. Also surviving are sisters Grace Warren, Greenville, Miss.; Rose Renzulli, Newtown Square, Pa., and brother in- law, George Endler. In addition to her parents and husband, Jackie, she was preceded in death by granddaughter, Kelly Endler, and brothers, Sam, John, Tony, Peter and Vincent Brocato; sisters Cynthia Brocato, Minnie LaBella and Margarite O’Neil. A private funeral service will be held today at the convenience of the family from the Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township. For more information or to send online condolences, visit the funeral home website at www.

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Luzerne County’s 11 school districts will soon get a total of $1.5 million in collected taxes delayed when Centax/Don Wilkinson closed abruptly. District Amount Hazleton Area $640,708 Wilkes-Barre Area $198,130 Wyoming Valley West $137,418 Crestwood $113,112 Dallas $107,959 Lake-Lehman $66,848 Wyoming Area $65,742 Greater Nanticoke Area $60,373 Pittston Area $59,344 Hanover Area $36,589 Northwest Area $18,385
Source: Berkheimer Associates Mark Guydish/The Times Leader

Centax receiver clarifies information on refund account
Most of the $747,000 is from excess contributions made by centax, attorney says.

required counties to take over collection of earned income taxes. These problems would not have occurred had individual communities been permitted to continue to use local tax collectors, he said. “It seemed to me that there was a process in place that no one had any problems with,” Hahn said. The problems with the new process “created a severe, severe hardship for all communities involved,” he said. Hahn said Hazleton was not forced to take any drastic actions due to the delay in receiving the money, but it still hurt, noting $157,000 is 10 percent of the earned income taxes the city receives. “That’s a big amount of money to be without,” he said. “It’s money we certainly could have used last year.” The distribution of the back earned income tax money is among several distributions that will be made from Centax’s accounts in the coming weeks and months. The receiver appointed to dissolve Centax recently filed a motion in Allegheny County Court seeking approval of a plan to distribute other leftover funds in the company’s accounts. Those funds include $199,376 in earned income tax collected in 2012 that the receiver, the Campbell & Levine law firm, has not distributed yet because it could not determine which municipalities and school districts were owed the funds. Paul Cordaro, an attorney with Campbell & Levine, has proposed turning over that money to various tax collection committees in the state. The tax collection committees would then attempt to determine which municipalities and school districts are owed the funds. In his motion, Cordaro acknowledged the committees will face the same challenges as his firm did in identifying-

who is owed money. He said his firm will provide all the assistance it can, but ultimately it will be up to the committees to decide how to resolve the issues.

The receiver overseeing the dissolution of the Centax-Don Wilkinson agency said he believes most of the more than $747,000 held in a refund account resulted from excess contributions made to the fund by Centax and is not directly owed to individual taxpayers. Paul Cordaro, an attorney with the Campbell & Levine law firm, said the refund account invariably contains some money from checks that were sent to taxpayers, but for some reason were never cashed. It

would be extremely difficult to determine how much of the money is attributable to that, however, because the funds were co-mingled with other money Centax deposited into the account. Cordaro said Centax created the fund in 2002. The firm would take money from other accounts and place it in the refund account in anticipation of paying out refunds. The issue, Cordaro said, is he believes Centax over-estimated how much money was needed to cover the projected refunds. “It’s my understanding they did not have any rhyme or reason in deciding how much they put in,” Cordaro said. Cordaro recently filed a motion in Allegheny County court that

seeks approval of a distribution plan for all monies remaining in Centax’s accounts, including the refund account. A hearing on that motion is set for April 9. Cordaro said he believes the majority of the money in the refund account is attributable to the excess deposits, but acknowledged there is no way for him to determine that with certainty unless the account is reconciled. He has recommended against doing that because of the effort and expense involved. Part of the problem is Centax had not reconciled the account since 2008, Cordaro said. That means the receiver would have to review more than 300,000 checks that were issued through the account to see which ones had, and

had not, been cashed to determine if individual taxpayers are owed funds. Cordaro said that would take a team of people months to accomplish. The cost would likely “eat up” the entire balance of the account, he said. Given that he has asked an Allegheny County judge, who must approve the disbursement plan, to allow the money to be placed in Centax’s general account to pay creditors. Cordaro noted he is not in possession of any checks written out to individual taxpayers. If that were the case, efforts would be made to locate them and, if they could not be found, the check would be turned over to the state Treasury Department as unclaimed property.


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NANTICOKE — Mayor Joseph Dougherty has approved the hiring of Joseph Buchalski, of Shickshinny, as a full-time city police officer. In addition, Mark Ickler, of Sterling, Justin St. Clair, of Berwick, and Michael Derwin, of Nanticoke, were hired as reserve police officers. W h AT ’ S Dougherty nExT also authorized The council will the promotions meet at 7 p.m. of two officers: April 3. Michael Roke from sergeant to lieutenant, and Joseph Guydosh from sergeant to detective sergeant. The swearing-in ceremonies took place at Wednesday’s council meeting. Council Vice President James Litchkofski thanked the mayor for hiring the officers, and said their presence will help to keep the city safe. In other matters: Councilman Stephen Duda announced his resignation from the Municipal Authority effective immediately. Duda expressed his gratitude regarding former Municipal Authority Chairman Hank Marks’ recommendation (of Duda) to the authority. Duda will continue to serve as Nanticoke’s council president. The Mill Library is selling Penguins tickets for an April 6 game. The tickets can be ordered at the library.


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Our OpiniOn: uniOn COnTrACTS


IVE IT UP. “Longevity pay” has, bluntly, been around for too long. As county union workers come to the bargaining table in the coming months and years, they should show a good-faith effort at helping balance the constantly teetering budget by not only agreeing to consider eliminating the perk; they should propose it. The orignial notion doubtless was to give low-paid public employees incentive to stay on the job, but it has far outlived it’s usefulness, if it ever had any. Getting paid more simply for sticking around each year? That’s what negotiated contractual raises are for. To the many taxpayers who have seen little, if anything, in the way of raises for years (assuming they kept their jobs), the notion of raises on top of raises is obscene. But the county’s various union leaders and rank and file members should decide to negotiate longevity pay away for three simple reasons:

Longevity pay merits short life

First, surely they have seen enough co-workers furloughed in recent years to understand the county simply can’t afford to continue old and outdated practices. Second, longevity is inequity. The practice not only makes an uneven field among the 10 county unions when some get it and others don’t, it makes it uneven within a union as new workers quickly realize talent and effort can be trumped, paywise, by simple endurance on the job. Third, it mucks up negotiations. Getting rid of the raise on top of a raise gives both sides a clean starting point. It lets unions negotiate based on what their work is worth, and it clears the debate when management decides what it can afford (“we can’t give you bigger raises because of all that longevity pay” becomes a lament of the past). All of which adds up to a simple fact. When negotiations reach longevity the discussion should be short: Bye Bye.


quOTe OF The DAY

“That’s the problem with this place. The gun lobby is inordinately powerful.”
— Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. After Senate leaders decided not to include an assault weapons ban in Democrats’ gun-control legislation.

Accident victim thanks all who aided in emergency would like to express my gratitude to all I the people who came to my aid when I demolished my car on the icy road on

SenD uS YOur OpiniOn
Letters to the editor must include the writer’s name, address and daytime phone number for verification. Letters should be no more than 250 words. We reserve the right to edit and limit writers to one published letter every 30 days. • Email: • Fax: 570-829-5537 • Mail: Mail Bag, The Times Leader, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

OTher OpiniOn: Gun COnTrOL


GOP senators miss massacre message
private and gun show transactions; it, too, passed, 10-8, 10 Democrats and eight Republicans. The third bill would make illegally buying a gun for someone else a felony and stiffen penalties for the crime. It passed 11-7, 10 Democrats and one Republican (Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa) for, and seven Republicans against. Based on that partisan committee split, observers, including some in the media, are already counting the three bills out. It is expected that the Republicans and perhaps even some Democrats, also influenced by gun lobby money, will not even allow the bills to come to a floor vote. They will, instead, use their usual tactic of filibustering — requiring 60 votes, not a simple majority of 51 — to block full Senate consideration. It is in some ways remarkable that the Republicans might do that, running the risk of associating their party with approval of the continued unrestrained slaughter of American children, to maintain an unrestrained flow of money from the NRA and the gun lobby to their campaigns. It is a strange position to take for a party that hopes to win elections.
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a recent morning on 8th Street in West Wyoming. Thank you to the woman who called 911, the Wyoming and West Wyoming police and emergency personnel, my son-in law Gary who handled all of the details. Special thanks also to the emergency personnel and my family for their kindness and professional manner in determining and treating my injuries.
Joe Sorick West Pittston

f anything, the horror of the Dec. 14 Newtown, Conn., massacre of children and school personnel should have urged Congress to pass legislation for reasonable restraints on the trade in guns that contributed to the disaster. The death of the first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School came on the heels of similar tragedies, in Aurora, Colo.; Tucson, Ariz.,; and Blacksburg, Va., not to mention the continuing slaughter of young people on the streets of many cities. But someone must have forgotten to wake up the Senate. Or the senators don’t care much about children. Or those supporting the sensible legislation underestimate the greed of the Republican senators who have been asked to go on record, in the face of the campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association, arms makers and dealers who support them. In the last two weeks, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved three gun safety bills. One would ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, like those used at Sandy Hook; it passed 10-8, 10 Democrats and eight Republicans. Another would require background checks on buyers in all sales, including

Crime watch leader: City failed crime victim A

these elected lawmakers start doing what is right and best for the people and not just for things that make their political party look good ? If you feel this way , show it the next time you vote. For a good and competent person, not a political party that just cares about itself. I’m fed up.

Brian Morrissey Wilkes-Barre

s president of the Wilkes- Barre Crime Watch Coalition, I often communicate with victims of crime. It is most heartbreaking when senior citizens are victimized. Unfortunately , the criminals seek out the most vulnerable in society. This month our crime watch groups are focusing on abuse, crimes and scams involving the elderly. That being said, I am extremely disheartened by the way my city has treated an 80-year-old woman who’s car had been stolen. This woman was seemingly tricked into believing she owed almost two thousand dollars to LAG Towing, a city contractor, for towing and storage on her stolen car when in fact, she did not. LAG’s contract mandates that it must “tow, free of charge, any vehicles owned by any victim of any crime.” Under coercion she relinquished the title to her car to the tower believing in fact she owed him the money. When all was revealed, no steps were taken by my city officials to rectify this appalling situation. Is this how we treat victims of crime? This is shameful and embarrassing to the good people of our city.
Charlotte Raup Wilkes- Barre

Charter schools have limited place in education G

Politicians need to serve those who elected them P
olitical parties: All you hear is that the Republicans introduced this bill and it did not pass because the Democrats voted against it or the Democrats introduced their version of a bill and all the Republicans voted against it. We the people put these officials in office. We the people are the ones who these elected officials serve. When will

editorial Board

PRASHANT SHITUT President and CEO / Impressions Media JOSEPH BUTKIEWICZ Vice President / Executive Editor

etting the public’s attention is sometimes difficult. The article regarding the possible over-payment by the state to the Bear Creek Charter School as well as other Charter Schools attracted nineteen responses. In some cases individuals with an axe to grind surfaced, political biases were evident and some were to the point and factual. I believe that the Charter School board of trustees saw a way to get rental reimbursement for a building they owned. Now there is a lesson in ethics. A professor and mentor of high regard told me that, “the problem that reaches your desk is sometimes not as bad as the reason it reached your desk.” It has been suggested that charter schools are the beginning of the demise of public education. Possibly too big too fast as building projects come to the forefront. The state will not fund new construction for charter schools. It appears that Bear Creek Charter obtained state funding in the form of rental, which will assist it in repairs and upkeep of existing buildings and a newly planned construction of a school. As such, the problem coming to the desk of the Attorney General stated by responders is the charter school concept, funding and alleged ripping off of the taxpayers. Ralf Edmonds, a responder, states the reason the problem reached the AG’s desk as the Wilkes Barre Area School District’s Board of Education. I believe their actions of fraud, nepotism, cronyism, inept decisions, resulting in negligence of duty. You see the Wilkes-Barre Area board closed the Bear Creek Elementary School in part to save money; a decision that benefited

students as the high-test scores indicate. The move did not save money due to the fact that the state funds follow the child and the Wilkes-Barre Area board still had the responsibility to bus the children to and from the newly formed Bear Creek Charter School. The fact may be that it probably cost the district more now then it did when they operated the school. Brilliant! Charter schools do contribute to the demise of public education in respect to the fact state funds follow the child. It is a fact that a charter school cannot survive in an area where the public schools are top quality. Therefore,charter schools are not the cause of the demise of public education; poorly operated public schools are the demise of public education. The Wilkes Barre Area School District is the textbook example. Is there a place and need for charter schools? Absolutely, the Perry Traditional Academy in Pittsburgh is a prime example. The Pittsburgh Area School District developed its own district Charter School. The school specialized curriculum is for the arts and sciences. Students must apply and qualify for admission. I was a consultant for the district and at that time there was a waiting list. The arts students auditioned and presented portfolios to earn entrance. There are many such examples across the United States where charter schools are offered for the gifted and for at-risk youths. It’s called putting students first by meeting their needs in a manner that the students learn best.
Richard A. Holodick Retired Administrator Wilkes Barre

Could trailers be used for Superstorm victims? A

s a former resident of Dupont, each time I go to Pocono Downs and I see all those homes sitting in the old Sunshine Market lot, I think: can’t they be given to people effected by the flooding from Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey or given locally to NEPA residents. There seems to be more and more everytime I go by there (twice a month I am down that way). With so many people in need, it’s a shame these are just sitting there and not being used. I am sure Sandy flooding residents would appreciate it and show some good support for NEPA. It doesn’t hurt for someone in politics in this area to check into someone like this. Or maybe I am wrong and they do have an idea what they will do with them. They have been there a long time now.
Michael Kosick Endicott, N.Y.




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List of Gaming Fund grant projects
WILKES-BARRE — The list of the 37 Luzerne County projects approved Wednesday by the Commonwealth Finance Authority totaling $12.5 million. • West Pittston: To rebuild and improve flooddamaged infrastructure and streetscapes in the Central Business District — $750,000 • Wilkes-Barre Township: To upgrade sewer lines and pump stations to allow for the construction of 120-unit senior housing — $500,000 • Wilkes-Barre: On behalf of Vitrius Technologies LLC to design, develop and deploy window systems that can produce heat and power — $225,000 • Hazleton: On behalf of the Hazleton Integration Project, for phase II f the Hazleton One Community Center project — $450,000 • Pittston: For the redevelopment project of the business district block bound by Main, Kennedy, Spring and Charles — $1 million • Plains Township: For the renovation and rehabilitation of the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center’s neuroscience and palliative care areas — $400, 000 • West Pittston: On behalf of Crown Display, for the purchase of equipment for a new paper converting company, creating 25 new, full-time jobs — $200,000 • Black Creek Township: On behalf of the Nuremburg Community Players, to construct ADA-compliant restrooms and parking area — $68,560 • Hanover Township: To build a regional fire station along the Sans Souci Parkway at the former Square H Lumber — $1 million • Hazleton: On behalf of DHD Realty Holding LLC, to renovate the Traders Bank and HNB buildings — $1 million • Wilkes-Barre: On behalf of the F.M. Kirby Center, to complete an energy efficiency initiative — $425, 000 • Butler Township: For Phase II of St. John’s Road and Butler Drive repaving project — $132,000 • Luzerne: On behalf of EMS Training Institute of NEPA, to assist with the purchase of emergency training — $75,000 • West Pittston: On behalf of United Neighborhood Community Development Corp., to historically rehabilitate the Old School, 311-313 Luzerne Ave., into 22 one- and two-bedroom senior apartments — $375,000 • West Wyoming: On behalf of the West Side Council of Governments, for the purchase of six pieces of shared public works vehicles — $475,000 • Kingston: For a paving and streetscaping project on Rutter Avenue and its surrounding streets — $1 million • Dallas Township: On behalf of the Back Mountain Community Partnership for the purchase of emergency management vehicles, equipment and supplies — $200,000 • Exeter: For a two-phase storm water improvement project — $579,265 • Jackson Township: In partnership with the Lake-Lehman School District, to construct a community park — $500,000 • Newport Township: For the construction of a new municipal building along the Kirmar Parkway — $500,000 • Pringle: For the installation of a storm pipe system near the intersection of Grove and Division streets — $129,100 • Shickshinny: For infrastructure improvements and repairs to the Bartoli Lane bridge — $323,498 • Wilkes-Barre: For renovating and improving the exterior of a minimum of 60 homes — $225,000 • Ashley: To assist with the construction of a new municipal building — $400,000 • Bear Creek Township: For the reconstruction and repair of Weiss Road — $175,000 • Black Creek Township: Upgrades to the storm water management conveyance facilities adjacent to Tower Road, — $150,000 • Duryea: For the repair and renovation of the Municipal Building — $150,000 • Hazleton: On behalf of The Helping Hands Society — $285,000 • Nescopeck: For the purchase of two new police vehicles to replace two existing vehicles — $24,144 • Pittston Township: For upgrades to municipal buildings including the construction of a 3,004-sq.-ft., one-story addition — $350,000 • Hunlock Township: For the purchase of a new truck, plow, and spreader — $40,000 • Penn Lake Park: To renovate an existing building to be a community building — $36,000 • Wilkes-Barre: To purchase three new 2013 police cruisers — $50,000 • Dallas Township: On behalf of Misericordia University, for the installation of a 5-foot sidewalk on both sides of Lake Street — $150,000 • Hughestown: For the purchase of two police vehicles and equipment upgrades for the police department — $65,000 • Rice Township: To purchase one public works dump truck and one police cruiser — $50,000 • Yatesville To purchase of a 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500 HD 4WD cab, steel dump truck body and snow plow — $41,491

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Street Revitalization Project. Joe Chacke, executive director of the Pittston City Redevelopment Authority, said he was pleased to see the state’s positive response regarding the continued economic redevelopment, downtown improvements and related initiatives. The city will create jobs and the downtown improvements will continue, he said. Kingston Municipal Administrator Paul Keating said the funding will be “put to good use for the community.” Like Pittston, Kingston was seeking more (just over $3 million) than the $1 million approved, but Keating said the award shows state officials appreciate the direction Kingston is taking. Since the inception of the program, Kingston has improved public infrastructure, facilities, neighborhoods and places of public interest. Keating said the 2013 projects will continue to build and revitalize in a sequential, planned manner. “Projects of this magnitude are essential, but yet impossible to fund through general government resources,” he said. “Kingston, like many other local governments, is facing millions of dollars in unfunded pension liabilities starting in 2013. It is imperative to stimulate the local economy by any means whatsoever. Projects like this will avert tax increases or service cuts.” State lawmakers praised theinflux of gaming taxes, noting the money will aid in creating jobs,


Main Street in Pittston between Spring and Charles Streets will receive some help from a state gaming grant award.

enhance public safety, improve infrastructure and revitalize aging communities. “This is all critical to the economic recovery of Luzerne County,” state Sen. John Yudichak, DPlymouth Township, said. “And funding from the gaming industry has provided us an opportunity to tackle all of these initiatives. “All of these projects are welldeserving of the state support, and it is my hope that they will attract business and put local residents back to work.” State Rep. Gerald Mullery, DNewport Township, Rep. Tarah Toohil, R-Butler Township and Rep. Mike Carroll, D-Avoca, echoed Yudichak’s remarks.
Irem Temple missed out

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Development Corp. — an arm of the Chamber of Commerce — did not get its application approved for the former Irem Temple mosque on North Franklin

Street. The chamber had hoped to receive at least some of its request for $2.4 million to secure the building and stop vandalism that has contributed to the historic building’s deterioration. “Naturally, we are disappointed,” said Chamber President/ CEO Bill Moore. “We realize there are lots of deserving projects out there. We had hoped to get funding necessary to secure the building.” Moore said he and his staff will begin searching for alternative revenue sources to shore up the building. “We have to prevent these break-ins from continuing,” Moore said. “They are destroying a jewel in the city’s downtown with callous disregard for the historic nature of the building.”
W-B facade program

Drew McLaughlin, WilkesBarre’s the city’s administrative coordinator, said Mayor Tom

Leighton was “very encouraged” to learn of the approval of four projects, including Phase II of the facade program. “Phase I was extraordinarily successful in the rehabilitation of owner-occupied and cityresident-owned properties along

our main gateways,” McLaughlin said. “With Phase II targeting important streets in our neighborhoods as well as streets near city schools, this program also puts money into the local economy, keeping people employed and creating new jobs.”

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Luzerne County has higher rates of adults with poor health habits than the state rate or national benchmarks, according to the 2013 County Health Rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin. County Adult smoking Adult obesity Physical inactivity Excessive drinking State National 26% 21% 30% 29% 25% 26% 21% 21% 17% 10% 20% 30% 31%

Other than high school graduation rates for which no national data was provided Luzerne County fares poorly in various demographic factors statistically linked to poor health. 88% 83% 67% 60% 9% 8% 5% 26% 19% 14% 22% 21% 14% 35% 32% 20% 40%

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to smoke more, drink more, be more overweight and exercise less than the state average, according to the rankings. In many cases, the county falls well below the national benchmark for health representing the top 10 percent of counties across the United States. Low socio-economic status — including a 9.4 percent local unemployment rate and 26 percent of children living in poverty — drag the rating even deeper. The state averages in those areas are 7.9 and 19 percent, respectively. The data fall almost directly in line with the Community Health Needs Assessment issued by the Healthy Northeast Pennsylvania Initiative and Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development in December 2012. The Community Needs Index, which identifies the severity of health needs based on socio-economic barriers, shows the city of Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre Township, Nanticoke and Hazleton present the most challenges to residents in Luzerne County, according to last year’s CHNA report. Dr. Janet Townsend, a family physician and founding chair of the Department of Family, Community and Rural Health at The Commonwealth Medical College, said there is a growing recChanges hard to make

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community — that we have to have approaches for intervening.” In an encouraging sign, the county did score high marks for access to recreational facilities. The area is beginning to focus on creating a community where making a healthy choice is the easy choice, said Carol Hussa, co-coordinator of the Healthy Communities Initiative at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA. “It’s really about changing people’s environments so it’s easier for them to do healthy things,” Hussa said. “When you tell people they should go out and walk, if there aren’t any places to go out and walk or your sidewalks aren’t maintained or there are no local parks, it’s really hard to get
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ognition of the area’s problems. Thankfully, there also is a budding sense of collaboration both in and out of health care settings to combat them. “There’s a tremendous potential in this area to be able to take on some of these issues,” she said. One that needs immediate attention, according to Townsend, is curbing tobacco use. “Changing is not easy for any of us,” Townsend said, noting stressful economic pressures for families. “It has to be kind of person by person, but people do change more easily if they have support … I think it’s at multiple levels — individual, family and

your recommended daily physical activity.” That’s not the case given the area’s multiple county- and municipal-owned parks and facilities and programs that highlight them such as the annual Keystone Active Zone Passport Program. They also participate in other health-based initiatives, such as Young Lungs at Play, which helps communities build tobacco-free recreational facilities for children. Access to recreational areas or smoking-cessation programs are small parts of a much more important solution. “Health is more than health care,” Hussa said. “Seeing a doctor is just a piece of the overall health puzzle. It’s everybody’s job to pay more attention to this.”
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spirit licenses and open grocery stores to wine sales. Also, the state’s roughly 600 wine and spirits stores would be phased out as the number of private operators grows, so the state would remain in the liquor business at some level for an indefinite period. The House on Wednesday approved seven amendments to the bill, including measures that would prohibit wine sales at self-checkout lines and encourage licenses to be spread geographically throughout counties. Only one member crossed party lines in the vote over Costa’s amendment, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo, R-Bucks. Costa’s proposal would have kept the existing system largely in place but allowed greater pricing flexibility by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, authorized direct shipments of wine, permitted more stores to open on Sundays and added seven hours of sales on Sundays. He said those changes were likely to generate $20 million to $70 million annually for the state.

of the effort to prevent layoffs among inspectors that could disrupt the nation’s food supply chain. “If it does not, come mid-July we will furlough meat inspectors,” he added, departing from the administration’s general position that flexibility should ease all the cuts or none at all. The final vote was 73-26, with 51 Democrats, 20 Republicans and two independents in favor and 25 Republicans and Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana opposed. Political considerations were on ample display in both houses as lawmakers labored over measures relating to spending priorities, both for this year and a decade into the future. Rep. Mark Mulvaney, R-S.C., said he had wanted the House to vote on Obama’s own budget, but he noted the president hadn’t yet released one. “It’s with great regret … that I’m not able to offer” a presidential budget for a vote, he said. He added he had wanted to vote on a placeholder — “34 pages full of question marks” — but House rules prevented it. Minority Democrats advanced a plan that calls for $1 trillion in higher taxes, $500 billion in spending cuts over a decade and a $200 billion economic stimulus package. Republicans voted it down, 253-165. They are expected to approve their own very different blueprint today. It calls for $4.6 trillion in spending cuts over a decade and no tax increases, a combination that projects to a balanced budget in 10 years’ time. That spending plan would indeed be simply a blueprint, lacking any actual control over federal spending. The issues were grittier in the Senate, where lawmakers grappled with the immediate impact of across-the-board cuts on individual programs. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., a deficit hawk, said he wanted to reopen the White House tours, shut down since earlier in the month. He said his proposal would take about $8 million from the National Heritage Partnership Program and apply it toward “opening up the tours at the White House, opening up Yellowstone National Park and the rest of the national parks.” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters previously the decision to cancel the White House tours was made by the Secret Service because “it would be, in their view, impossible to staff those tours; that they would have to withdraw staff from those tours in order to avoid more furloughs and overtime pay cuts.” But in remarks on the Senate floor, Coburn said, “This is a Park Service issue, not a Secret Service issue.” Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said the funds involved in Coburn’s amendment would not go to the Secret Service, and as a result the tours “would not be affected.” He also said the Heritage program, a public-private partnership, helps produce economic development and should not be cut.


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Scranton Poughkeepsie 36/22 33/23 Wilkes-Barre Williamsport 36/24 New York Mar 27 Apr 2 32/23 39/28 Pottsville New First State College 35/24 Allentown 30/14 38/26 Harrisburg Reading Philadelphia 39/27 Apr 10 Apr 18 38/26 41/28 THE POCONOS Highs: 29-35. Lows: 17-23. Mostly cloudy and cold today with a couple of flurries in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy tonight. THE JERSEY SHORE Highs: 40-46. Lows: 29-35. A bit of snow in the morning; otherwise, mostly cloudy, breezy and cold today. Partly cloudy tonight. THE FINGER LAKES Highs: 31-37. Lows: 22-28. Rather cloudy, breezy and cold today and tonight with snow flurries. Some snow tomorrow. NEW YORK CITY High: 39. Low: 28. A bit of snow during the morning; otherwise, mostly cloudy and breezy today. PHILADELPHIA High: 41. Low: 28. A snow shower during the morning; otherwise, breezy and cold with some sun today. Partly cloudy tonight.



Denver 58/26

Los Angeles 69/52 El Paso 82/59 Chihuahua 84/48 Houston 73/63 Monterrey 90/61

Atlanta 50/36

Miami 76/60

Summary: As snow skirts the coastal Northeast, snow showers will occur around the Great Lakes. Snow, rain and thunderstorms will affect the southern Plains. Rain and snow will affect the Northwest and northern Rockies.
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Time to see if crown really up for grabs


Brad Stevens is amused by all this talk of parity in the NCAA tournament. The coach who guided little Butler to the national championship game two years in a row wonders why everyone seems to be saying all at once: Hey, there’s some pretty good teams beyond the glamour conferences. Stevens remembers his first basketball job, as Butler’s director of basketball operations in 2001, when the Bulldogs easily won their first-round game

as a No. 10 seed. They cruised past Wake Forest, an entry from the mighty Atlantic Coast Conference, after leading 43-10 at halftime. Yep, 43-10! “People at that time called those upsets,” Stevens said Wednesday. “Now they call it parity.”

It’s time to find out just how evenly matched these teams really are. The prelims were wrapping up with two more first-round games in Dayton, plus a glimpse of college basketball’s future with the official unveiling of the new Big East Conference. But, as everyone knows, the tournament really gets started on Thursday. Sixty-four teams. Thirty-two contests. All going down in an exhilarating — and, yes, exhausting — two-day mosh pit of hoops. By the time it’s done late Friday, we

should have at least some answers to the most pressing questions: Can a 16th-seeded team beat a top-seeded team for the first time? Will the selection committee look smart for inviting so many of the so-called little guys at the expense of more established programs? Will the refs call more fouls than they did during a low-scoring regular season that often resembled wrestling more than basketball? The only thing we know for sure is there won’t be a repeat champion. Kentucky didn’t even get an invite to

the 68-team party. Heck, the Wildcats’ season is already over, snuffed out by Robert Morris — a school near Pittsburgh, not some guy known as Bob Morris to his friends — in the National Invitation Tournament. Hmm, maybe that’s an indication of what’s to come in the NCAAs, after a season in which no team established itself as a clear-cut favorite. “I think it’s been pretty obvious throughout the year there’s a lot of
See nCAA, Page 4B


Punchless Pens blanked in Syracuse
By DAN HICKLING For The Times Leader


SYRACUSE, N.Y. — No punch, no goals, no happy bus ride home. Just a 1-0 blanking at the hands of the Syracuse Crunch, now the top team in the AHL, before 4,145 at the ONCenter to show for their trouble. A m a s s ing just nine shots through the first 40 minutes, the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton PenCRunCh guins wasted a solid 26-save effort from PEnGuInS goaltender Jeff Zatkoff, who actually saw his glittering goals against average (now 2.01, second best in the AHL) go down. In the view of Pens’ coach John Hynes, it was a tale of two tilts. “The first half of the game,” said Hynes, before stepping into the dressing room for a lengthy post-game “chat” with his club, “we didn’t spend enough time in the offensive zone to compete and give ourselves a chance to get chances. The last half, we had some chances, but they didn’t go in.” Even those wouldn’t be considered of the Grade-A variety. The Pens managed but four shots in the opening period, the most dangerous of which was Brian Gibbons’ shorthanded breakaway at 8:06. Gibbons attempted to head

Heat’s streak hits 24
By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer


LeBron James and Miami overcome 27-point deficit to keep win streak alive.



King’s College’s Greg Janik has been named the Division III Athletic Trainer of the Year by the national Athletic Trainers’ Association. Janik has worked at King’s since 2000 and has also interned for the Philadelphia Eagles.


Trainer gives King’s teams his best
Greg Janik is named head athletic trainer of the year among 442 NCAA Division III colleges and universities.

See PEnS, Page 4B

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Aside from his sterling work with the athletes he oversees at King’s College, Greg Janik spends some of his energy trying to fix state legislature. From aching bodies to ailing laws that govern the way they’re treated, Janik simply enjoys helping heal things. Maybe that’s why he’s recognized as the best.

Janik, a Penn State grad and former Philadelphia Eagles intern, will be announced today as the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s head athletic trainer of the year for Division III. “Oh man,” Janik said. “It’s certainly a humbling honor. This is an honor for King’s College, for our conference. No one does it on an island.” His work, though, stands alone at the top. As president of the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society, Janik helped lead the way for licensure for athletic trainers, and helping state government re-write and pass a concussion-management law. “I’m certainly no politician,” Janik, an

Easton native and Dallas resident, said. “I’ve always been a person who wasn’t afraid to express myself for causes I thought I could help. These things weren’t written very well, or they could be done better. The reason (he has influence in writing state sports health laws) is the politicians and legislators see I care.” That’s not hard for anyone to notice, given that Janik has mentored dozens of assistants and hundreds of students at King’s on the nuances of his profession during his seven seasons at head athletic trainer at King’s. Janik took his teaching of sports training
See TRAInER, Page 4B


Esteem of Pocono Downs races to the top
Track will hit trifecta of major races during 2013 season, which opens Saturday.

PLAINS TWP. — Back in the early days, when he first joined what is now known as Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Dale Rapson remembers the wheels almost coming off the track’s cart. “We used to be a minor-league track here,” Rapson said. “People used to laugh at us.” Not anymore.

Pocono Downs is now in the big leagues of harness racing, scheduled to host three of the most coveted events in the sport this season — including the Breeders Crown Final. “It is going to be the place to be this summer,” predicted Rapson, the track’s vice president of racing. Three decades ago, though, Pocono Downs was a place few wanted to be. With paltry purses and racefixing accusations, track fans nearly caused a riot in the early

1980s. “One year, they were throwing benches on fire at the drivers,” Rapson said. “It was a bad race and the payouts were real low. We had to cancel the remaining races on the card that night.” Leap ahead some 30 years, and the Pocono Downs cards are now filled with excitement. The track will host Sunstakes Saturday on June 22 and SuperAIMEE DILGER /THE TIMES LEADER stakes Saturday on Aug. 17 with Dale Rapson, vice president of racing at Pocono Downs, adcombined purses of the days ex- dresses members of the media about the upcoming season
See RACES, Page 4B

in horse racing, at a press conference. The season opens on Saturday.

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 25 points as the Miami Heat overcame a 27-point deficit in the third quarter and won their 24th straight game, 98-95 over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night to extend the secondlongest winning streak in NBA history. The Heat are within nine games of matching the record of 33 consecutive hEAT wins held by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. CAVALIERS James and his teammates have insisted the record isn’t one of their goals, and for more than 30 minutes the defending champions seemed disinterested and on the verge of losing for the first time since Feb. 1. Miami trailed 67-40 with 7:44 left in the third quarter. But behind the irrepressible James, who added 12 rebounds and 10 assists, the Heat inched closer to history by matching the biggest comeback in the NBA this season, according to STATS. James had 14 points in the fourth as Miami completed its second straight comeback. The Heat rallied from 17 down — 13 in the fourth quarter — to beat Boston 105-103 Monday night and snap a tie with the 2007-08 Houston Rockets for the secondlongest winning streak in NBA history. Although the Cavs were missing All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and Anderson Varejao — their top three scorers — they pushed Miami to the limit. It wasn’t until James, playing his fourth game back in Cleveland since leaving as a free agent in 2010, made two free throws with 4.7 seconds left that Miami could relax a little. The Cavs had one last chance to tie it, but C.J.

98 95

See hEAT, Page 4B


CIRCULAR REPORT: On the NBA board, the Nuggets - 76ers circle is for Denver guard Ty Lawson (questionable). BOXING REPORT: In the WBC welterweight title fight on May 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is -$800 vs. Robert Guerrero at +$600 Favorite BULLS NUGGETS KINGS NBA Points O/U 5 187.5 8 NL 5.5 211.5 Underdog Blazers 76ers T’Wolves


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2 a.m. NBCSN -- Formula One, practice for Malaysia Grand Prix, at Sepang, Malaysia 1 p.m. ESPN -- X Games, at Tignes, France 7 p.m. ESPN -- X Games, at Tignes, France (same-day tape) 9 a.m. TGC -- European PGA Tour, Malaysian Open, first round, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (same-day tape) 3 p.m. TGC -- PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational, first round, at Orlando, Fla. 6:30 p.m. TGC -- LPGA, Kia Classic, first round, at Carlsbad, Calif. 9 p.m. CSN — Philadelphia at Denver 7 p.m. MSG — Florida at N.Y. Rangers NHL, PLUS2 — New Jersey at Carolina PLUS — Montreal at N.Y. Islanders 1 p.m. SNY — Preseason, St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets 7 p.m. YES — Preseason, Minnesota vs. N.Y. Yankees Noon CBS -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Valparaiso vs. Michigan State, at Auburn Hills, Mich. 12:30 p.m. TRUTV -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Bucknell vs. Butler, at Lexington, Ky. 1:30 p.m. TBS -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Wichita St. vs. Pittsburgh, at Salt Lake City 2 p.m. TNT -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, New Mexico St. vs. Saint Louis at San Jose, Calif. 2:30 p.m. CBS -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, St. Mary's (Cal) vs. Memphis, at Auburn Hills, Mich. 3 p.m. TRUTV -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Davidson vs. Marquette, at Lexington, Ky. 4 p.m. TBS -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Southern U. vs. Gonzaga, at Salt Lake City 4:30 p.m. TNT -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Oregon vs. Oklahoma St., San Jose, Calif. 6:45 p.m. TBS -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, N.C. A&T vs. Louisville at Lexington, Ky. 7 p.m. CBS -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, South Dakota St. vs. Michigan, at Auburn Hills, Mich. 7:15 p.m. TNT -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Belmont vs. Arizona, at Salt Lake City TRUTV -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, California vs. UNLV, at San Jose, Calif. 9:15 p.m. TBS -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Missouri vs. Colorado St., at Lexington, Ky. 9:30 p.m. CBS -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Akron vs. VCU, at Auburn Hills, Mich. 9:45 p.m. TNT -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Harvard vs. New Mexico, at Salt Lake City. 9:55 p.m. TRUTV -- NCAA Division I tournament, second round, Montana vs. Syracuse, at San Jose, Calif.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 31 23 8 0 46 110 N.Y. Rangers 29 15 12 2 32 70 New Jersey 30 13 11 6 32 74 N.Y. Islanders 29 13 13 3 29 86 Philadelphia 30 13 16 1 27 81 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Montreal 29 19 5 5 43 92 Boston 28 19 6 3 41 82 Ottawa 30 16 8 6 38 77 Toronto 30 16 12 2 34 90 Buffalo 30 11 15 4 26 79 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF Winnipeg 30 16 12 2 34 80 Carolina 29 15 12 2 32 84 Tampa Bay 30 13 16 1 27 98 Washington 29 12 16 1 25 79 Florida 30 8 16 6 22 74 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF Chicago 29 24 2 3 51 100 St. Louis 29 16 11 2 34 87 Detroit 30 14 11 5 33 80 Columbus 30 12 12 6 30 68 Nashville 30 11 13 6 28 70 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF Minnesota 29 17 10 2 36 77 Vancouver 29 14 9 6 34 81 Edmonton 28 11 11 6 28 69 Calgary 27 11 12 4 26 78 Colorado 28 10 14 4 24 71 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Anaheim 28 21 3 4 46 95 Los Angeles 29 17 10 2 36 88 Phoenix 30 13 13 4 30 79 San Jose 28 12 10 6 30 67 Dallas 28 13 12 3 29 73




GA 81 70 84 96 92 GA 73 60 65 85 95 GA 86 82 90 87 110 GA 62 83 79 79 81 GA 71 82 81 91 89 GA 69 73 85 74 84


College Basketball Favorite Points O/U Underdog Today NCAA Tournament Lexington, KY Louisville 26 NL N Caro A&T Missouri 3 142.5 Colorado St Marquette 3.5 133.5 Davidson Butler 3.5 122.5 Bucknell Auburn Hills, MI Michigan St 10.5 127.5 Valparaiso Memphis 1 NL St. Mary’s-CA Vir. Comm 7.5 134.5 Akron Michigan 11.5 138.5 S Dakota St Salt Lake City, UT Gonzaga 22 127.5 Southern Pittsburgh 4.5 119.5 Wichita St New Mexico 11 125.5 Harvard Arizona 4 140.5 Belmont San Jose, CA Oklahoma St 3.5 135.5 Oregon Saint Louis 9 122.0 New Mexico St Unlv 2.5 131.0 California Syracuse 13 128.5 Montana Friday NCAA Tournament Philadelphia, PA Duke 18.5 132.5 Albany Creighton 3 128.5 Cincinnati Georgetown 13.5 123.0 Fla Gulf Coast San Diego St 2.5 134.5 Oklahoma Dayton, OH Indiana 19.5 NL Long Island or Indiana 20.5 NL James Madison NC State 4 148.5 Temple Ohio St 13.5 145.5 Iona Notre Dame 1 140.5 Iowa St Kansas City, MO Kansas 20 133.5 W Kentucky N Carolina 4 141.5 Villanova Wisconsin 5 127.5 Mississippi Kansas St 3.5 NL Boise St or Kansas St 4.5 NL LaSalle Austin, TX Florida 20 140.5 N’western St Minnesota 3 135.5 Ucla Miami-FLA 12.5 125.0 Pacific Illinois 1.5 127.5 Colorado NIT Tournament MARYLAND 4 127.5 Denver Favorite RANGERS SABRES HURRICANES Canadiens Bruins JETS Canucks PREDATORS KINGS NHL Odds Underdog -$210/+$175 Panthers -$135/+$115 Maple Leafs -$125/+$105 Devils -$120/even ISLANDERS -$145/+$125 SENATORS -$150/+$130 Capitals -$110/-$110 COYOTES -$145/+$125 Flames -$165/+$145 Stars


Baylor (32-1) vs. Prairie View (17-14), 30 minutes following Louisville, Ky. Purdue (24-8) vs. Liberty (27-6), 12:10 p.m. Louisville (24-8) vs. Middle Tennessee (25-7), 30 minutes following Second Round Monday, March 25 Columbus, Ohio Oklahoma-Central Michigan winner vs. UCLAStetson winner, TBA Knoxville, Tenn. Syracuse-Creighton winner vs. Tennessee-Oral Roberts winnere, TBA Tuesday, March 26 Waco, Texas Florida St.-Princeton winner vs. Baylor-Prairie View winner, TBA Louisville, Ky. Purdue-Liberty winner vs. Louisville-Middle Tennessee winner, TBA Regional Semifinals Oklahoma City Sunday, March 31 Florida St.-Princeton-Baylor-Prairie View winner vs. Purdue-Liberty-Louisville-Middle Tennessee winner, TBA Oklahoma-Central Michigan-UCLA-Stetson winner, vs. Syracuse-Creighton-Tennessee-Oral Roberts winnere, TBA Regional Championship Tuesday, April 2 Semifinal winners, TBA SPOKANE REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 23 Spokane, Wash. Iowa State (23-8) vs. Gonzaga (27-5), 4:15 p.m. Georgia (25-6) vs. Montana (23-7), 30 minutes following Lubbock, Texas California (28-3) vs. Fresno State (24-8), 4:20 p.m. Texas Tech (21-10) vs. South Florida (21-10), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 24 Stanford, Calif. Stanford (31-2) vs. Tulsa (16-16), 5:20 p.m. Michigan (21-10) vs. Villanova (21-10), 30 minutes following Baton Rouge, La. Penn State (25-5) vs. Cal Poly (21-10), 5:15 p.m. LSU (20-11) vs. Green Bay (29-2), 30 minutes following Second Round Monday, March 25 Spokane, Wash. Iowa State-Gonzaga winner vs. Georgia-Montana winner, TBA Lubbock, Texas California-Fresno State winner vs. Texas TechSouth Florida winner, TBA Tuesday, March 26 Stanford, Calif. Stanford-Tulsa winner vs. Michigan-Villanova winner, TBA Baton Rouge, La. Penn State-Cal Poly winner vs. LSU-Green Bay winner, TBA Regional Semifinals Spokane, Wash. Saturday, March 30 Stanford-Tulsa-Michigan-Villanova winner vs. Iowa State-Gonzaga-Georgia-Montana winner, TBA California-Fresno State-Texas Tech-South Florida winner vs. Penn State-Cal Poly winner vs. LSUGreen Bay winner, TBA Regional Championship Monday, April 1 Semifinal winners, TBA NORFOLK REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 23 Boulder, Colo. South Carolina (24-7) vs. South Dakota State (257), 4:10 p.m. Colorado (25-6) vs. Kansas (18-13), 30 minutes following College Station, Texas Texas A&M (24-9) vs. Wichita State (24-9), 4:05 p.m. Nebraska (23-8) vs. Chattanooga (29-3), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 24 Iowa City Notre Dame (31-1) vs. UT-Martin (19-14), 5:05 p.m. Miami (21-10) vs. Iowa (20-12), 30 minutes following Durham, N.C. Duke (30-2) vs. Hampton (28-5), 12:05 p.m. Oklahoma State (21-10) vs. DePaul (21-11), 30 minutes following Second Round Monday, March 25 Boulder, Colo. South Carolina-South Dakota State winner vs. Colorado-Kansas winner, TBA College Station, Texas Texas A&M-Wichita State winner vs. NebraskaChattanooga winner, TBA Tuesday, March 26 Iowa City Notre Dame-UT-Martin winner vs. Miami-Iowa winner, TBA Durham, N.C. Duke-Hampton winner vs. Oklahoma State-DePaul winner, TBA Regional Semifinals Norfolk, Va. Sunday, March 31 Notre Dame-UT Martin-Miami-Iowa winner vs. South Carolina-South Dakota State-ColoradoKansas winner, TBA Duke-Hampton-Oklahoma State-DePaul winner vs. Texas A&M-Wichita State-Nebraska-Chattanooga winner, TBA Regional Championship Tuesday, April 2 Semifinal winners, TBA BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 23 Storrs, Conn. Vanderbilt (20-11) vs. Saint Joseph's (23-8), 11:05 a.m. Connecticut (29-4) vs. Idaho (17-15), 30 minutes following College Park, Md. Maryland (24-7) vs. Quinnipiac (30-2), 11:15 a.m. Michigan State (24-8) vs. Marist (26-6), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 24 Newark, Del. Delaware (30-3) vs. West Virginia (17-13), 12:15 p.m. North Carolina (28-6) vs. Albany (NY) (27-3), 30 minutes following Queens, N.Y. Kentucky (27-5) vs. Navy (21-11), 12:05 p.m. Dayton (27-2) vs. St. John's (18-12), 30 minutes following Second Round Monday, March 25 Storrs, Conn. Vanderbilt-Saint Joseph's winner vs. ConnecticutIdaho winner, TBA College Park, Md. Maryland-Quinnipiac winner vs. Michigan StateMarist winner, TBA Tuesday, March 26 Newark, Del. Delaware-West Virginia winner vs. North CarolinaAlbany (NY) winner, TBA Queens, N.Y. Kentucky-Navy winner vs. Dayton-St. John's winner, TBA Regional Semifinals Bridgeport, Conn. Saturday, March 30 Vanderbilt-Saint Joseph's-Connecticut-Idaho winner vs. Maryland-Quinnipiac- Michigan StateMarist winner, TBA Delaware-West Virginia-North Carolina-Albany (NY) winner vs. Kentucky-Navy-Dayton-St. John's winner, TBA Regional Championship Monday, April 1 Semifinal winners, TBA FINAL FOUR At New Orleans Arena New Orleans National Semifinals Sunday, April 7 Oklahoma City champion vs. Spokane champion, 5:30 or 8 p.m. Norfolk champion vs. Bridgeport champion, 5:30 or 8 p.m. National Championship Tuesday, April 9 Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.

CAMPS/CLINICS Anthracite Curling Club will hold two Learn to Curl clinics March 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Ice Rink at Coal St. Park. For more information, call Joshua Sophy at 266-7978. Kingston Recreation Center will have golf lessons for adults and children ages 10-17 on consecutive Sundays beginning March 4. Children’s lessons are from 7-7:45 p.m. Adults’ lessons run from 7:45-8:30 p.m. The cost for members is $40, while the cost for non-members is $50. Space is limited. For more information, call the Kingston Recreation Center at 287-1106. Sandlot Little League will have a camp for boys and girls from ages 8-12 from 1-3 p.m. March 24 and April 7. The cost is $100. There will also be a beginner camp for boys and girls ages 4-7 from 3:15-4:15 p.m. on the same days. The cost is $50. Both camps include hitting, pitching, fielding and agilities. For more information, call 445-1155 or email CDD027@ Wilkes University will have a youth field hockey clinic for girls in grades 1 through 8 (beginners are welcome) on Sunday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Center on Main (UCOM). The focus of the clinic will be skill instruction and game tactics and will include skill drills and small game play. The clinic will be held at the indoor facility in the UCOM building on the corner of South and Main in Wilkes-Barre. The cost is $40 per person, which includes instruction and a Wilkes field hockey t-shirt. Registration runs from now through April 18 and is limited to 40 players. For more information, call head field hockey coach Mollie Reichard at 408-4018 or email MEETINGS Crestwood Comets Football Adult Social will be held on Saturday, April 13 at Sand Springs Golf Club in Drums from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The social is a great opportunity to spend a fun night out with family and friends, while supporting our players. Crestwood football T-shirts and ball caps will be available for purchase. A basket raffle will also be held. Please come out and support this year’s team. For further questions, please contact Deb Popson at popsondeb@ Crestwood Football Booster Club will meet today at Tony’s Pizza at 7 p.m. All parents of players are encouraged to attend. Crestwood Comets Boys Lacrosse Adult Social will be held on Saturday, April 6 at Ice House Pub in Nuangola from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The social is a great opportunity to spend a fun night out with family and friends, while supporting our players. Please come out and support this year’s team. For further questions, please contact Deb Popson at Heights Packers Football and Cheerleading Booster Club will meet April 3rd, 2013 7 p.m. at Stanton Lane Bowling Alley. Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend please come to discuss or listen to all the new changes and exciting events for the upcoming 2013 season. Any questions please email . Slovak Club Monday Golf League will meet Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at the club. Last years players are expected to attend. Call Rick if you are unable to attend. REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS Brews Bros Co-Ed Softball League has openings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday. For more information, call Tonay at 693-0506. Kingston Recreation Center has openings for a softball league to be played on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, and a Sunday men’s league and a Sunday co-ed league. For more information, call 287-1106. Leighton Sunday Softball League applications are now being accepted. The league begins Sunday, April 14. For more information or to register, call John Leighton at 430-8437. The deadline for entry will be March 31. All games will be played Sunday mornings and early afternoon. Teams will play doubleheaders each Sunday. Mountain Top Youth Soccer Association will hold its first player registration for the fall soccer season on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Crestwood High School cafeteria. Additional registrations will be held on Wednesday, April 3, from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Eligible players must be from 4 to 18 years of age, as of July 31. Registration forms can be printed in advance from the “Handouts” link on the MYSA web site: For more information, contact Kelly Leicht by email at NEPA Miners will have its first combine and tryout Saturday, March 23 at the Riverfront Sports Complex in Scranton. Registration is open between noon and 1 p.m. with the Tryout/Combine running from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Next Level will have a hitting clinic Sundays, starting April 7 thru April 28. For more information, call Jim at 704-6255. The cost is $100. Plains Yankees Football and Cheerleading Organization will have registrations today from 6-8 p.m. at the Plains American Legion, 101 E. Carey St., Plains. The cost is $60 for one child or $75 per family, with additional uniform fees for first-time players. Bring a recent picture of the child along with a copy of his or her birth certificate. South Wilkes-Barre Teener League will have signups Saturday, March 23 from noon to 3:00 pm at



NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday's Games Toronto 4, Tampa Bay 2 Minnesota 4, Detroit 2 Dallas at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Chicago at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Today's Games Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina, 7 p.m. Boston at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Calgary at Nashville, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Providence 62 38 19 0 5 81 178 Portland 61 34 22 3 2 73 181 Manchester 63 29 27 3 4 65 178 Worcester 59 28 24 1 6 63 151 St. John’s 62 25 32 1 4 55 153 East Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Syracuse 63 38 17 3 5 84 215 Binghamton 62 37 19 1 5 80 186 Penguins 64 34 27 2 1 71 150 Hershey 62 30 24 3 5 68 161 Norfolk 63 30 28 4 1 65 156 Northeast Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Springfield 62 35 18 5 4 79 190 Connecticut 63 30 25 5 3 68 181 Albany 60 27 22 1 10 65 159 Bridgeport 61 26 25 6 4 62 177 Adirondack 63 25 33 2 3 55 150 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Grand Rapids 62 36 21 3 2 77 198 Chicago 59 29 21 5 4 67 159 Milwaukee 60 30 24 3 3 66 152 Rockford 62 32 28 1 1 66 190 Peoria 63 28 28 4 3 63 155 North Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Toronto 61 35 20 2 4 76 197 Rochester 61 33 24 3 1 70 195 Abbotsford 65 29 27 3 6 67 142 Lake Erie 64 27 28 2 7 63 177 Hamilton 61 24 31 1 5 54 129 South Division GP W L OL SL Pts GF Texas 63 36 16 5 6 83 190 Charlotte 63 36 22 2 3 77 191 Houston 61 31 22 4 4 70 166 Oklahoma City 60 29 22 2 7 67 188 San Antonio 61 27 27 1 6 61 162


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the Clubhouse at Christian Field in South Wilkes-Barre. The cost of registration is $85.00 plus a $35.00 fundraiser. Players and teams from ages 13-15 and 16-18 are welcome. For more information contact Jim Hall at 9839877 or Rob Shinal at 592-4236. South Valley Softball will hold practice and sign ups at L.C.C.C. gym Sunday, March 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Swoyersville Legion Baseball will hold tryout for the following teams Developmental 13 and under: April 14 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Junior 15 and under: April 14 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.; Senior 19 and under April 21 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Players living in the WVW school district excluding Courtdale are welcome. Swoyersville Slowpitch Girls Softball will hold sign-ups every Tuesday and Saturday through March, Tuesday sign ups are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday signups are from 9 a.m. to noon. All signups will be at the softball field on Tripp Street. The league is for those ages seven and up and costs $45 per child and $10 for each additional child. For more information, call Richard Harned at 991-1415. West Side Little League will hold Junior and Senior League registrations on Sunday, March 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Wednesday April 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Courtdale Borough Building upstairs. For more information call 852-3900. Wilkes-Barre Cosmos Soccer will be holding fall soccer registration Sunday, March 24 at Stanton Lanes fron 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $45 for players needing a uniform and $35 for those that don’t. There is also a fundraiser due at time of registration of either a box of candybars ($48) or lotto tickets ($50). Registration is for all kids who are between the ages of 4-17 as of Aug 1st. For more information call Rob at 4722123 or email wilkesbarrecosmos@ UPCOMING EVENTS/OTHER Athletes for Better Education and African Missions Project Basketball will have a basketball tournament in the Greater Hazleton Area Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24. All proceeds after expenses will go toward African Missions Project Ministries and Athletes For Better Education Programs. The age divisions for boys is 10 and under, 12 and under, 13 and under, 14 and under, 15 and under, 16 and under, 18 and under [ A + B ] and adult 18 and older [ A + B ]. For girls it is 10 and under, 12 and under, 13 and under, 14 and under, 15 and under, 16 and under, 18 and under [ A + B ] and adults 18 and older [Only one division]. The cost is $ 225 per team and is a four game guarantee format. All games will be played in Hazleton Area School District gyms. To register call 1-866-906-2323 Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or email or visit www.afbe. org (In right hand column under Basketball Tournament click on Hazleton Area High School Basketball Tournament). The deadline for registration and payment is March 15. Check rules format as they will be strictly enforced. Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania will have its sixth Annual Susquehanna Warrior Trail 5K race/fun walk Saturday April 6 at 10:15 a.m. in Shickshinny. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the playground pavilion located at Oak and North Canal Streets. Proceeds will benefit the Susquehanna Warrior Trail. For more information, call race director Max Furek at 542-7946 or email him at Applications can also be downloaded at Coughlin Football Booster Club will have its seventh annual golf tournament at the Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Course Saturday, May 18. The format will be captain and crew with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Food and refreshments will follow at the Plains Lions Pavilion in Birchwood Hills. The tournament is one of the main fundraisers for the booster club. Golfers and hole sponsors are still needed. The cost for golfers is $80 apiece or $320 for a foursome. Hole sponsorships are $100. For more information or to register, call Coach Cinti at 3323335. Dennis Petillo Memorial Golf Tournament benefitting West Scranton Legion Baseball will be held on May 5 at Summit HIll Golf Course starting at 1 p.m. Registration cost is $90 per man and $360 per team. Please make all checks payable to West Scranton Legion Baseball. You can also mail your payment to George Roskos at 731 Harrison Avenue in Scranton. The cost of dinner only is $45 and must be payed in advance. The format is captain and crew with a shotgun start. Foursomes paying in full by April 20 will get a case of beer to take with them on the course. For more information, call George Roskos at 344-2929 or e-mail Roskos29@aol. com. Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre will host its 29th Annual George Ralston Golf Classic to benefit the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre. The tournament will be held Friday, April 26 at the Mill Race Golf Course in Benton. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. The cost is $100 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, lunch, steak dinner and prizes. To register to play, be a sponsor or donate a prize, call Christopher Kelly at the Osterhout Library at 823-0156 x 218 or email him at West Pittston Little League will host its annual Easter Egg hunt for kids 10 years old or younger on Saturday March 23 at the West Pittston Little Fields. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. next to the concession stand. The Easter Egg hunt will be begin at 1 p.m., rain or shine.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS (All matches 4 p.m.) Berwick at Wyoming Seminary Coughlin at Tunkhannock Crestwood at Pittston Area Dallas at MMI Prep Meyers at Holy Redeemer Wyoming Valley West at Wyoming Area COLLEGE SOFTBALL Scranton at King’s, DH, 3 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS Jim Thorpe at Hazleton Area, 4 p.m. COLLEGE BASEBALL DeSales at Wilkes, 3:30 p.m. King’s at Delaware Valley, 3:30 p.m. Misericordia at Manhattanville, 3:30 p.m. COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD Misericordia at Washington & Lee, 11 a.m. WOMEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE Nichols at Misericordia, 4 p.m.

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Kansas City 18 6 Baltimore 15 6 Seattle 17 7 Cleveland 14 9 Tampa Bay 14 9 Detroit 14 10 Boston 13 12 Chicago 10 10 Texas 12 12 Minnesota 11 12 Houston 9 12 Oakland 9 12 New York 10 15 Toronto 9 14 Los Angeles 6 13 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Atlanta 15 11 Colorado 11 10 Arizona 12 12 St. Louis 11 11 Washington 11 11 San Diego 13 14 Philadelphia 11 12 San Francisco 10 11 Chicago 12 14 Miami 10 12 New York 8 10 Milwaukee 9 12 Pittsburgh 10 14 Los Angeles 9 14 Cincinnati 8 14 Pct .750 .714 .708 .609 .609 .583 .520 .500 .500 .478 .429 .429 .400 .391 .316 Pct .577 .524 .500 .500 .500 .481 .478 .476 .462 .455 .444 .429 .417 .391 .364

COLLEGE BASEBALL Delaware Valley at King’s, DH, noon LCCC at Penn Tech, noon Wilkes at DeSales, DH, noon Manhattanville at Misericordia, DH, 1 p.m. PSU Fayette at PSU Wilkes-Barre, DH, 2 p.m. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Misericordia at Manhattanville, DH, noon LCCC at Ocean Co., noon DeSales at Wilkes, DH, 1 p.m. King’s at Delaware Valley, DH, 1 p.m. COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD Misericordia at Washington & Lee, 11 a.m. MEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE King’s at Bethany, 1 p.m. Misericordia at Elizabethtown, 1 p.m. MEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS Albright at King’s, 11 a.m. Lebanon Valley at King’s, 2:30 p.m. WOMEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE Rosemont at Wilkes, 1 p.m. King’s at Scranton, 4 p.m. WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS Albright at King’s, 11 a.m. Misericordia at Lycoming, 1 p.m.

NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one point for an overtime or shootout loss. Wednesday's Games Springfield 2, Manchester 0 Syracuse 1, Penguins 0 Norfolk 3, Adirondack 0 Today's Games Charlotte at Houston, 8:05 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 40 26 .606 Brooklyn 39 28 .582 Boston 36 30 .545 Philadelphia 26 40 .394 Toronto 26 42 .382 Southeast Division W L Pct y-Miami 53 14 .791 Atlanta 38 30 .559 Washington 23 43 .348 Orlando 18 51 .261 Charlotte 16 52 .235 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 42 26 .618 Chicago 36 30 .545 Milwaukee 34 33 .507 Detroit 23 46 .333 Cleveland 22 46 .324 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct x-San Antonio 51 16 .761 Memphis 45 21 .682 Houston 36 31 .537 Dallas 32 35 .478 New Orleans 22 46 .324 Northwest Division W L Pct x-Oklahoma City 50 18 .735 Denver 47 22 .681 Utah 34 33 .507 Portland 31 36 .463 Minnesota 23 42 .354 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 46 22 .676 Golden State 39 30 .565 L.A. Lakers 36 33 .522 Sacramento 24 44 .353 Phoenix 23 45 .338 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Wednesday's Games Miami 98, Cleveland 95 Charlotte 107, Toronto 101 New York 106, Orlando 94 Atlanta 98, Milwaukee 90 Brooklyn at Dallas, late Utah at Houston, late Oklahoma City at Memphis, late Boston at New Orleans, late Golden State at San Antonio, late Washington at Phoenix, late Philadelphia at L.A. Clippers, late Today's Games Portland at Chicago, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Denver, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Sacramento, 10 p.m. NCAA Tournament Glance OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 23 Columbus, Ohio Oklahoma (22-10) vs. Central Michigan (21-11), 11:10 a.m. UCLA (25-7) vs. Stetson (24-8), 30 minutes following Knoxville, Tenn. Syracuse (24-7) vs. Creighton (24-7), 11:20 a.m. Tennessee (24-7) vs. Oral Roberts (18-12), 30 minutes following Sunday, March 24 Waco, Texas Florida State (22-9) vs. Princeton (22-6), 5:10 p.m.


National League MILWAUKEE BREWERS--Acquired 3B Stephen Parker from Oakland for RHP Darren Byrd. PITTSBURGH PIRATES--Acquired INF John McDonald from Arizona for a player to be named or cash considerations. WASHINGTON NATIONALS--Acquired LHP Ian Krol from Oakland to complete an earlier trade.

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National Basketball Association NBA--Named Kiki Vandeweghe vice president, basketball operations.

National Football League CHICAGO BEARS--Signed DE Turk McBride to a one-year contract. HOUSTON TEXANS--Re-signed CB Brice McCain to a three-year contract. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS--Signed LS Thomas Gafford. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS--Re-signed CB Marquice Cole and LB Niko Koutouvides. OAKLAND RAIDERS--Re-signed OL Khalif Barnes. WASHINGTON REDSKINS--Agreed to terms with CB E.J. Biggers. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS--Signed DE Lindsey Witten.

NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Wednesday's Games Washington 7, Miami 5 Baltimore 7, Toronto 5 N.Y. Yankees 4, Boston 0 Atlanta 18, Pittsburgh 9 Arizona 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Kansas City 7, L.A. Dodgers 2 L.A. Angels 6, Cleveland 5 San Francisco (ss) 0, Milwaukee 0, tie, 10 innings San Francisco (ss) 6, San Diego 4 N.Y. Mets vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., late Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., late Today's Games Toronto vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Washington vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 6:05 p.m. Houston vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 6:05 p.m Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 10:05 p.m. Colorado vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 10:05 p.m.

National Hockey League NHL--Suspended Florida F Eric Selleck one game for leaving the bench on a legal line change for the purpose of starting a fight with Carolina F Kevin Westgarth during a March 19 game. DETROIT RED WINGS--Recalled F Gustav Nyquist from Grand Rapids (AHL). INDIANAPOLIS COLTS--Signed DT Aubrayo Franklin and G Joe Reitz. MONTREAL CANADIENS--Signed D Francis Bouillon to a one-year contract extension. OTTAWA SENATORS--Signed G Andrew Hammond to a two-year entry-level contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING--Signed F Slater Koekkoek to a standard three-year, entry-level contract. American Hockey League CONNECTICUT WHALE--Reassigned F Jason Wilson to Greenville (ECHL). PROVIDENCE BRUINS--Announced D Ryan Button was reassigned to South Carolina (ECHL). Announced G Adam Morrison was reassigned to Utah (ECHL).

NCAA Women

ALABAMA--Announced the resignation of athletic director Mal Moore. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN--Named Willy Korn wide receivers coach. CULVER-STOCKTON--Named Nathan Wilson quarterbacks/running backs coach. NEW MEXICO--Agreed to terms with men's basketball coach Steve Alford on a 10-year contract, through 2022-23. NJIT--Named Didier Orellana men's soccer coach. SMU--Named Hal Mumme assistant head coach and passing game coordinator. TULSA--Named Derrick Gragg athletic director.




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Noon CBS - Valparaiso vs. Michigan 12:30 p.m. TRUTV - Bucknell vs. Butler 1:30 p.m. TBS - Wichita St. vs. Pittsburgh 2 p.m. TNT - New Mexico St. vs. Saint Louis 2:30 p.m. CBS - St. Mary's (Cal) vs. Memphis 3 p.m. TRUTV - Davidson vs. Marquette 4 p.m. TBS - Southern U. vs. Gonzaga 4:30 p.m. TNT - Oregon vs. Oklahoma St. 6:45 p.m. TBS - N.C. A&T vs. Louisville 7 p.m. CBS - South Dakota st. vs. Michigan 7:15 p.m. TNT - Belmont vs. Arizona TRUTV - California vs. UNLV 9:15 p.m. TBS - Missouri vs. Colorado St. 9:30 p.m. CBS - Akron vs. VCU 9:45 p.m. TNT - Harvard vs. New Mexico 9:55 p.m. TRUTV - Montana vs. Syracuse

davis JMu’s unlikely MVP in First Four win vs. lIu
The Associated Press

Butler meets the new Cinderella

Pitt opens tourney with defensive battle
By LYNN DeBRUIN AP Sports Writer

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DAYTON, Ohio — A.J. Davis, who stepped in as a starter because James Madison’s leading scorer was suspended for a half, led the way with 20 points as the Dukes beat LIU Brooklyn 68-55 on Wednesday night in the First Four. The Dukes (21-14) advance to meet top-seeded Indiana (27-6) on Friday night at the same University of Dayton Arena. James Madison was without suspended starter Rayshawn Goins for the first half but built a big lead. After the Blackbirds (20-14) battled back to take a brief lead, the Dukes surged again to win going away. Charles Cooke added 15 points and Andre Nation 14 for the Dukes, who hadn’t won an NCAA tournament game since 1983 and hadn’t played in the big dance in 19 years. Jamal Olasewere had 20 points and 10 rebounds and C.J. Garner 16 points for the Blackbirds, who have lost in their first game in each of their six trips to the tournament. JMU was without Goins, its leading scorer (12.7) and rebounder (7.4) after he was suspended for the first half following a weekend arrest. Police in Harrisonburg, Va., said they were called to break up a party early Sunday morning and Goins was shouting obscenities at them. He was not arrested on site, according to the police, for fear the crowd would “turn riotous.” He was suspended for the opening half by coach Matt Brady on Monday. After wasting a doubledigit first-half lead, the Dukes regrouped. E.J. Reed’s two foul shots with 15:02 left gave the Blackbirds their first lead of the game. But after falling behind, JMU found another gear.

Forward Dom Hoffman (50) and Bucknell are hoping to recapture some old NCAA tournament magic when the Bisons face Butler today in the round of 64.


La Salle 80, Boise State 71

DAYTON, Ohio — Tyrone Garland led La Salle’s guarddriven offense with 22 points, and the Explorers wrapped up the NCAA tournament’s First Four by getting the better of an old-fashioned shootout, beating Boise State. The 13th-seeded Explorers (22-9) play fourth-seeded Kansas State on Friday. Ramon Galloway, one of the Atlantic 10’s top scorers, added 21 points in a fast-paced offense that did pretty much whatever it wanted. The Explorers shot 63 percent from the field — 16 of 22 in the second half. Thirteenth-seeded Boise State (21-11) got its first at-large bid and was looking for the first NCAA tournament win in its history. The Broncos couldn’t keep up in a game of top-this shooting.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Before Butler can move forward, it has a date with its past. • Card-carrying members of the college basketball elite after joining the Big East on Wednesday, the sixth-seeded Bulldogs (26-8) are long removed from their days as the cute and cuddly upset specialists in the NCAA tournament. That role now belongs to the likes of Bucknell, which faces Butler in the NCAA tournament’s East Region today.
“Butler really kind of set the gold standard, in my mind, for preparation and attention to detail and being the team that doesn’t beat itself,” Bucknell coach Dave Paulsen said. “That’s kind of how we’ve tried to model our program.” Gonzaga may have been the first “small school” to make a dent in the stranglehold the power conferences had on the tournament. It was Butler, however, that turned it into a free for all by reaching the NCAA title game in both 2010 and 2011. No, Butler didn’t win it all — though it came close to knocking off Duke in 2010 when Gordon Hayward’s halfcourt heave clanged off the rim. But the Bulldogs erased the notion that little guys are inherently inferior, be it in the tournament or the regular season. Butler’s reward for its precociousness was upward mobility: a jump from the Horizon League to the Atlantic 10 last year and, now, the Big East. “It’s been an unbelievable 13 years, I can tell you that,” Butler coach Brad Stevens said. “To think about some of the places we’ve been and some of the places we’re going is kind of mind boggling. Being in the

By NANCY ARMOUR | AP National Writer

Bulldogs no longer

SALT LAKE CITY — Wichita State senior Carl Hall wanted a new look for his last hurrah, especially with a huge test coming up against Pittsburgh 7-footer Steven Adams on Thursday in the Shockers’ NCAA tournament opener. Hall shed his dreadlocks as the ninth-seeded Shockers geared up for the No. 8 Panthers. “I just wanted to try something different,” the 6-3, 238-pound Hall said Wednesday. “I wanted to be like a new person coming into this tournament, play harder and just give it my all. It’s my senior year, so I’m trying to get focused.” While Pitt and Wichita State in many ways are mirror images of each other because of their emphasis on defense, there is a major difference in the battle of bigs. Hall is a 23-year-old sixth-year senior from Georgia and Adams a 19-year-old freshman from New Zealand, where the approaching rugby season draws more interest than March Madness. Adams insists he is “in the moment” despite not knowing a few years ago what the NCAA tournament was. “If you’re in the tournament right now and your mindset ain’t here, you’re obviously going to lose,” said Adams, a gold tooth sparkling through his smile. Adams first had to take care of a bloody nose Wednesday, the result of an accidental elbow from teammate Dante Taylor. “We all mess each other up at practice because we go so hard,” Taylor said. “I got hit in my eye again today. Durand (Johnson) busted his lip. Pretty much somebody comes out bleeding every day.” Thursday’s game likely won’t be much different. “I know three years ago when we played them, they had the same approach,” senior guard Tray Woodall said of Wichita State. “They had guys that played really, really hard. It re-

No.8 Pitt vs. No. 9 Wichita State 1:30 p.m., TBS

minded us of our style of play in the Big East.” Experts have the game pegged as the lowest-scoring in the first two full days, not surprising as Pitt (24-8) ranks sixth nationally in scoring defense (55.4 points a game) and the Shockers allow 60.7. Both teams also control the boards, with Wichita State (26-8) averaging 38.4 rebounds a game and the Panthers ninth in rebounding margin. “The winner on the boards is going to win the game,” said Hall, who is averaging 12.8 points and 7.2 boards. Both teams are hungry for different reasons. Pitt is making its 24th tourney appearance but hasn’t advanced past the Elite Eight. The Panthers didn’t qualify last year, a memory that sticks with Woodall. And this is the highest they have been seeded since they were a No. 9 seed in 2005 and lost to Pacific in the opening round. Wichita State, meanwhile, made a quick departure last year, ousted by Virginia Commonwealth, 62-59, in its opening game. “It lingers with our group of seniors,” Hall said. “We don’t want to go out this year.” Adams, of course, has never been part of the NCAAs. He is just getting started in his career after coach Jamie Dixon, who once played basketball in New Zealand, discovered him there a few years ago. Though Adams still is a teen with a quirky sense of humor, his story has been well-documented. He is the youngest of 18 children and has an older sister who won a pair of Olympic gold medals in shot put.

reports claim syracuse is under investigation
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse has been under investigation for possible NCAA violations, mostly in its basketball program, for at least a year, according to two media reports. CBS, citing an unidentified source, reported Wednesday that the school has received a letter of preliminary inquiry from the NCAA. The Post-Standard reported NCAA investigators have been conducting interviews with Syracuse employees and former employees. The newspaper said the investigation includes the handling of former player Fab Melo’s academic eligibility. In 2012, the star center was declared ineligible for the NCAA tournament days before it started. “Same story they had last year at this time,” coach Jim Boeheim said in San Jose, Calif., before the Orange played Montana in their opening game of the NCAA tournament. “I guess that’s annual. I guess next year we’ll get it again.” Boeheim would not answer any specific questions about the report but said he wasn’t bothered by the timing of it on the eve of the tournament. “We’re concerned about playing Montana,” he said. “What people write or say, you know, there’s 30,000 people in the Dome yelling at me all the time. People yell at their television sets. I tell them I can’t hear them, but they still yell at them. There’s no distractions for me.
The Associated Press

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No. 11 Bucknell vs. No. 6 Butler 12:30 p.m., TRUTV

James Madison guard Charles Cooke (4) and forward Rayshawn Goins celebrate after the Dukes defeated LIU Brooklyn 68-55 in a first-round game of the NCAA tournament on Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio.


middle of it, I just tried my best to focus on our team. “I know that sounds boring,” he added. “But if I didn’t, man. I could be pretty distracted right now.” That’s the last thing Butler can afford against 11th-seeded Bucknell (28-5). The Bison piled up victories by the bunches this season, and roll into the tournament with a seven-game win streak. Four of their starters — Cameron Ayers, Mike Muscala, Bryson Johnson and Joe Willman — have combined for 5,600 points in their careers, 1,745 this season alone. Muscala is one of the best big men still playing — one of those rare, 6-foot-11 offensive artists whose range extends beyond 4 feet. “I haven’t seen anyone that we’ve played against score with his back to the basket in so many creative ways than Muscala,” Stevens said. “And I was talking to a BCS coach

who has played them in the last few years, and he said in the last five years, Muscala is the best big guy they’ve played against. I think that sums it up.” Though Bucknell was blown out in its last NCAA appearance, losing to eventual national champion Connecticut in 2011, it has some experience with upsets, too. Its best known, of course, was its takedown of third-seeded Kansas in 2005, a victory that first got Muscala, Johnson and Willman thinking about the Bison. “I definitely remember it,” Willman said. “When coach contacted me and said they were from Bucknell, it definitely rang a bell, because you remember what they did in the tournament and you know that the school definitely has a potential to get back there.” Bucknell actually won its first-round game the next year, too, beating Arkansas. Sound familiar? “Bucknell has all of the pieces and all of the experiences and all of the accomplishments that go along with the teams that go deep into the NCAA tournament out of a non-BCS league — a lot like the Butler teams of the past,” Stevens said.

And these players, there’s absolutely no distractions for them. They’re here to play Montana and that’s it.” The school also acknowledged last year that the college sports governing body had inquired into old allegations that players were allowed to practice and play despite being in violation of the school’s drug policy. This season, forward James Southerland sat out six games during the season for an academic issue. CBS Sports reported the investigation is not related to sexual assault allegations made against former assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine in 2011. Federal authorities in November dropped their investigation into one of the sexual abuse claims that cost Fine his job. Point guard Michael CarterWilliams said this was the first he heard about the NCAA probe. “I don’t have any idea what it’s about and I’m sure my teammates don’t know anything or I would have heard,” he said. “To be honest, we are going to avoid any distractions and just focus on our game. When you get to the tournament no games will be easy.” School spokesman Kevin Quinn declined to provide details. “As we said last year at this time, we are collaborating with the NCAA as part of an ongoing inquiry. Given this process is ongoing, we are unable to comment further at this time,” he said.



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parity in basketball,” said Saint Louis forward Dwayne Evans, whose fourth-seeded team opens against No. 13 New Mexico State in San Jose, Calif. “Every day you turn on SportsCenter and you see a bunch of upsets. But I think that provides a lot of exciting college basketball. And, as a team, I think we have a legitimate chance here.” Louisville coach Rick Pitino, whose team was seeded first overall after romping into the tournament on a 10-game winning streak, joined the chorus of those using the P word. In his mind, the constant exodus of one-and-down players from programs such as Kentucky, which essentially has to start over each season, has leveled the playing field more than ever before. “There are no longer the Kareem Abdul-Jabbars or Bill Waltons or those great players from Carolina and Duke — Christian Laettner and those people. It just doesn’t happen,” Pitino said. “You take a Colorado State with five seniors, they’re every bit as good as any of the number 1 seeds who play the game. “Parity,” he added, “has set in. That’s what makes it so much fun. You really, really can’t pick who is going to win.” Maybe so, but the odds are, one of those teams on the top line will emerge as the champion in Atlanta on April 8. That’s good news for the Cardinals and the other No. 1 seeds: Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga. Since 1988, when sixth-seeded Kansas won the national title, only once has the champion emerged from anywhere below a third seed (No. 4 Arizona in 1997). More telling, the team celebrating at the end is usually a No. 1 seed — 16 times that’s been the case during the 24-year span. So, while it’s not unusual for an upstart such as Butler, George Mason or VCU to crack the Final Four, the cream usually rises to the top in the last game of the season. Then again, it’s not so easy to tell who the little guys are anymore. Take Gonzaga, the Jesuit school from Washington state that used to be known as a plucky upstart. Not now. The Zags are a full-fledged powerhouse, rising to the top of The Associated Press rankings and landing a No. 1 seed, both of which were firsts in school history. Or Butler, which took overachieving to new levels when it reached the final game in both 2010 and 2011. In the first round, at least, the Bulldogs are the team trying to fend off another school that wants to make its mark, 11th-seeded Bucknell. As if signaling just how far the private school in Indianapolis has come, Butler officially joined the new Big East along with Xavier and Creighton, aligning with traditional East Coast stalwarts such as Georgetown and Villanova. “Bucknell has all of the pieces and all of the experiences and all of the accomplishments that go along with the teams that go deep into the NCAA Tournament out of a non-BCS league, a lot like the Butler teams of the past,” Stevens said. “But they’re still, maybe in the national media’s eyes or the national attention’s eyes, not getting their due respect.” The selection committee has recognized the changing order within college basketball, choosing 11 at-large schools from outside the big six conferences for the second year in a row, including teams such as Boise State and Middle Tennessee that appeared doomed after losing in their league tournaments. The Atlantic 10, for instance, landed five teams in the field, while the Southeastern Conference got only three. Gonzaga beat out Miami for a No. 1 seed, even though the Hurricanes won both the regular season and the tournament in the hoopscrazy Atlantic Coast Conference — the first team ever to pull off that double and have to settle for a No. 2 seed. “The seeds,” Pitino said, “mean absolutely nothing.”

King’s lacrosse comes through
The Times Leader staff

WILKES-BARRE — King’s held Lycoming to a seasonlow four goals in an 8-4 men’s lacrosse victory Wednesday afternoon at McCarthy Stadium. Lenny Fox and Kieran McMahon each scored twice while Pat Bonnot found the back of the goal and assisted on A.J. Bungert’s scoring strike. Brendan McCrudden stopped 11 shots in goal for the Monarchs.

SUNY-Oswego 11, Misericordia 4

Paul Stewart, Josh Schwartz, Kyle Calabro and J.R. Lauri all scored for the Cougars while Nick Santillo had two assists in Misericordia’s first loss.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE Morrisville State 18, Misericordia 12

Catie Viegas and Brooke North each scored four goals in Misericordia’s loss on the road. Jenny Perucca added two goals for the Cougars.

Brian Gibbons (9) had one of the Penguins’ few prime scoring chances on Wednesday, breaking in alone shorthanded against Syracuse goalie Cedric Desjardins. Gibbons couldn’t convert on the play and the Penguins lost 1-0.



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fake Crunch goalie Cedrick Desjardins (20 stops), but was thwarted when he failed to get off a solid shot. Syracuse grabbed the lead at 2:01 of the second stanza, when Philip-Michael Devos unloaded a slapshot from the top left circle that sneaked past Zatkoff and under the crossbar. It was Devos’ fifth goal of the season. “It was ultimately going to come down,” said Hynes, “to which team was going to get off to a better start. They go to their game faster than we did.”

The stanza was livened with 33 seconds left in it, when Pens defenseman Philip Samuelsson traded punches with J.T. Brown, with no clear winner to be declared. The Pens mustered up 11 shots in the third period, but were unable to prevent Desjardins from racking up his fifth shutout of the season, and third in eight games since being traded from the Hamilton Bulldogs. NOTES • The Pens were without their leading scorer Chad Kolarik who had registered six points (3g, 3a) on the team’s recent New England swing. “He’s day-to-day”, said Hynes, without saying whether Kolarik was injured, benched Award for outstanding service by vote of the football team and athletic department at King’s. The 37-year-old Janik, a Wilson High School grad, originally planned to take up physical therapy in college, but followed his girlfriend to Penn State’s Hazleton campus and changed his career path. “They didn’t have physical therapy,” Janik said. “They had athletic training. That was the closest thing.” Janik pursued the major at Penn State’s main campus for three years until his graduation, then received his master’s degree in sports health care from the Arizona School of Health Sciences at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He spent the 1999 NFL season interning with the Eagles. wearing a T-shirt that said: “We Miss You, 2014 Come Back,” a reference to James’ possible free agency and return to Cleveland, where he played seven seasons. James patted the fan on the head as security rushed him off the floor. The start of the game was delayed 35 minutes because of a spill on the floor caused by condensation from a carbon dioxide container inside the scoreboard. James scored eight straight points to open the fourth, hitting a 3-pointer to tie it 77-all. He then turned toward the crowd and delivered an icy stare, his way of saying, ‘OK, enough is enough.’ The Heat had to work extra hard for this one, but they may look back on the comeback as a defining moment. Trailing by 27 — matching their biggest deficit this season — in the third quarter, the Heat were in major danger of getting blown out. But Miami rallied and outscored Cleveland 28-10 in a 7-minute stretch to pull to 74-68 on Ray Allen’s 3-pointer from the left wing. With Cavaliers fans holding their breath and swallowing hard, Daniel Gibson drilled a 3 just before the horn to put the Cavs up 7768 heading to the fourth. The Cavs led by 21 at halftime, a stunning development for a team that had to sign a journeyman guard earlier in the day just to have some depth. Cleveland reeled off a 19-0 run and outscored Miami 23-3 over final 6:45 of the first half. As they walked to the locker room at halftime, the Heat had to be wondering what was hap-

or something else. Speaking of Kolarik’s absence, Hynes said, “it would be a loss depending on how he was going to play. If he was going to be all-in and compete, then he would be an effective player. When he plays a certain way and does certain things, he is effective.” • Winger Paul Thompson slid up to take Kolarik’s spot on the top line. • The Pens’ shot disparity reached 16-4 early in the second period (on its way to 19-9) when Hynes opted to use his one timeout. “The shift after the goal was horrendous,” Hynes said. “It got to the point where we had to regroup.” He said he learned valuable ideas that year from the team’s head trainer that season Rick Burkholder (now in Kansas City with former Eagles coach Andy Reid) and former Eagles assistant and Hazleton native Eric Sugarman, now the head trainer for the Minnesota Vikings. “Rick taught me a lot. I keep in touch with those guys,” Janik said. He joined the King’s training staff in 2000, and as spent the past seven years as the program’s head trainer, a position he sees himself in for the foreseeable future. “My aspirations coming out of school were to work at the professional level,” Janik said. “King’s, I came into it as a start-up job. Now, I can see myself here for as long as King’s will keep me.” pening and any thoughts they may have had of matching the Lakers’ record were vaporizing quickly. Downstairs, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert joked that he didn’t know what was happening. “I was out, what’s the score?” he cracked. James wasn’t sure what kind of reaction he would get from Cleveland’s fans. However, he was confident it would be nothing like his first visit here after he signed with the Heat. “It can’t get no worse than Year One, Dec. 2, 2010,” he said, referring to the night Quicken Loans Arena was transformed into a cauldron of hate — directed at him. “It can’t get no worse than that, so I’ll be all right.” James has moved on and he believes Cleveland fans aren’t nearly as mad at him as they once were. Even Gilbert seems to have softened. Gilbert, who sent his infamous letter to Cavs fans ripping James on the night he announced he was signing with the Heat, went to his Twitter account to offer something of an olive branch to his former employee. “Cleveland Cavaliers young talent makes our future very bright,” Gilbert tweeted. “Clearly, LeBron’s is as well. Time for everyone to focus on the road ahead.” James was standing at midcourt awaiting the opening tip when arena workers first noticed a pool of liquid on the floor. As ball boys tried to mop it up, the officials sent both teams to their locker rooms and the giant, fire-breathing, fog-spewing scoreboard was lowered to the floor so the problem could be fixed.

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to an even higher level in 2008, developing and moderating the first Pennsylvania student quiz bowl — a competition of sports training knowledge for students from various colleges. Later, that challenge grew into a national competition. “That awards are great. If I can have a few students that get inspired by it, that’s what it’s all about,” Janik said. For him, it’s also about caring for 19 varsity sports, as well as cheerleading, at King’s. Janik works with a staff of eight assistant trainers to ensure medical coverage for all practices and games at King’s. His extraordinary work ethic and medical care twice earned him the school’s John Dorish

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Vincent Council, the only senior on the Providence roster, scored eight straight points to key a second-half charge that led the Friars to a 75-66 victory over Charlotte on Wednesday night in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament. Providence, winning its first postseason game since an NIT win in 2003, will host Robert Morris, which upset defending national champion Kentucky the previous night, either Sunday or Monday. If it is Sunday, the Friars will have to move the game to the University of Rhode Island because of the United Cheer and Dance Nationals at the Dunkin Donuts Center. The Friars (18-14) erased a seven-point second-half deficit but trailed by two when Council had his personal run. He then got help from fellow guards Bryce Cotton and Kris Dunn to subdue the 49ers (21-12). Cotton finished with 25 points, while Council had 16 points, six assists and five rebounds, and Dunn added 14 points, nine rebounds six assists and four steals. LaDontae Henton had 13 points and nine rebounds. E. Victor Nickerson led Charlotte with 14 points. The 49ers lost eight of their last 12 after then-leading scorer DeMario Mayfield was suspended Jan. 30 and dismissed Feb. 22.

Tennessee (20-13) lacked energy all night and trailed throughout the second half in front of only 4,468 fans at the 21,678-seat Thompson-Boling Arena. Trae Golden scored 20 points and Jarnell Stokes had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Tennessee. Jordan McRae, who was averaging a team-high 16 points per game, shot 3-for-14 and scored just seven points.

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Miles was long with a 3-pointer in the final second, letting Miami off the hook. Following the game, James stopped to sign a few autographs as he made his way to Miami’s locker room. This was much tougher than he and the Heat could have imagined. Mario Chalmers added 17 points and Dwyane Wade had 11 for the Heat, who outscored the Cavs 30-18 in the fourth quarter and 64-40 in the second half. Wayne Ellington had 20 points and Tristan Thompson 18 for Cleveland, which went from a stunning upset to blowing the biggest lead in a loss in franchise history. Down by nine to open the fourth, the Heat were up 95-86 with 3:02 left and seemed to have the Cavaliers on the ropes. But Cleveland bounced back and closed to 96-95 on Thompson’s two free throws with 44 seconds to go. Wade then missed a jumper, but Ellington misfired on a step-back 23-footer with 5.2 seconds to go. James was fouled and the reigning MVP, with a sellout crowd of 20,562 roaring, stepped to the line and dropped both free throws to make it 98-95. Miles was contested on his final shot, and once it clanked off the rim, the Heat headed home with a chance to extend their streak to 25 on Friday against Detroit. This game had a little of everything, including a fan running on the floor in the fourth quarter. The young man was

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Travis Smith scored 25 points to match his career high Wednesday as Mercer defeated Tennessee. Mercer, the Atlantic Sun regular-season champion, improved to 2-1 this season against Southeastern Conference foes. Mercer lost 58-49 at Georgia on Dec. 18 and won 66-59 at Alabama on Dec. 22. The Bears (24-11) will play at BYU in the second round. Daniel Coursey scored 15 points and shot 7-of-7 for Mercer. Langston Hall had 16 points and Jakob Gallon added 12.

AMHERST, Mass. — Anthony Jackson and Dave Coley scored 20 points each and Stony Brook beat Massachusetts. The seventh-seeded Seawolves (25-7) advanced to the second round of the NIT and will play at Iowa on Friday night. The second-seeded Minutemen (21-12) led 25-21 with 7:05 left in the first half, but they didn’t score again in the half. But Stony Brook scored the final 17 points heading into halftime and controlled the game the rest of the way. UMass leading scorer Chaz Williams was slowed by foul trouble in the first half and a shoulder injury fighting through a screen early in the second. He finished with two points and six assists. Freddie Riley, who scored his 1,000th career point, led the Minutemen with 16 points. Jameel Warney added 16 points for Stony Brook. IOWA CITY, Iowa — Devyn Marble scored 24 points, Aaron White added 11 with 13 rebounds and Iowa cruised past Indiana State. Melshan Basabe had nine points and eight boards for the Hawkeyes (22-12), who won a home game in the NIT for the second straight season. Iowa will host Stony Brook in the second round on Friday night. Iowa shook off a sluggish start with a 19-4 run to open the second half. cono Downs, Rapson estimated, rose from between $15,000 and $20,000 per race day in 1983 to $63,000 per day in 2008 to $175,000 per day this upcoming season. “Now our purses are so high, the thought of fixing a race doesn’t make sense,” Rapson said. “The first thing we did was make this an honest place to race. The problem (back in the early ’80s) was the purses were so low, the horsemen couldn’t make a living even if they won. We got rid of a lot of drivers, trainers, owners we knew were involved with tactics they shouldn’t have been involved in.” The major changes, though, came with a couple of shifts of ownership according to Rapson. Private owner Joseph Banks assumed control of the track in 1983 and started it on a path to respectability. When he passed away in 1996, Penn National Gaming purchased Pocono Downs and kept it growing. And the track really began to blossom when the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority bought the track in 2005, demolished the grandstand and built a casino alongside the track, boosting purses dramatically. “Now we’ve been voted one of the top 10 tracks in the country,” Rapson said. “We have come a long way. “We’re a major-league track.”

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pected to pay out $10.5 million. That’s even before they get to the Breeders Crown eliminations and finals, which are scheduled to pay out $5.45 million Oct. 11, 12 and 19. “The way it’s changed from then to now is leaps and bounds,” said driver Matt Romano, who won the 2,500th race of his career at Pocono Downs last season. “Mohegan Sun coming in really helped it. It made us as horsemen get our owners involved in bringing better-class horses.” It all starts Saturday night, with the first leg of the Bobby Weiss Series, with three-years running at a colt and gelding pace. This year’s schedule also includes the James Lynch Memorial, Earl Beal Jr. Memorial and Ben Franklin eliminations and final all being run on Sunstakes Saturday in June. And two months later, the Battle of Brandywine consolations and the Colonial and Valley Forge runs and consolations will come to the track for Superstakes Saturday. “It’s probably going to be our biggest season ever,” said Rapson, who has been at the track since 1980. The average purses at Po-



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Manuel tries different pieces to lineup puzzle
By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer

Checking out the lineup Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore sits in the dugout before an exhibition spring training game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., Wednesday. DoDgers


SS Ramirez injures thumb

CLeArWATer, Fla. — There’s one certainty in the Philadelphia Phillies’ lineup: ryan Howard will bat cleanup as usual. Manager Charlie Manuel has plans to try various batting orders in the final 10 days of spring training, including moving Jimmy rollins out of his customary leadoff spot. of course, the lineup probably will change numerous times after the real games begin. At least Manuel is sure about Howard hitting fourth. The 2006 NL MVP has been a fixture in that spot throughout his career. “Howard is the only guy in our lineup capable of knocking in 130-150 runs,” Manuel said. Case closed. Chase Utley will bat in his usual spot ahead of Howard most of the time ex-

cept when Manuel wants to break up his string of left-handed hitters. He’s got at least four lefties in the starting lineup: Howard, Utley, Domonic Brown and Ben revere. “We’re not going to line up all of those left-handed hitters because when the season starts, we’ll see better left-handed pitching,” Manuel said. “They’re going to save those left-handed pitchers for us. I don’t think we can afford to hang four or five lefties in a row.” Utley could bat second against some lefties with Michael Young moving into the three-hole. Young can hit anywhere from second to sixth, depending on who is in the lineup on a given day. He’ll likely start the season fifth to protect Howard until Delmon Young is ready to play. Young is recovering from ankle surgery and could be back by mid-April. “Michael Young is going to be a real

good player for us,” Manuel said. “Not only is he going to hit, he will hit for a high average and he will show some power in the National League. He has a chance to hit more homers than people think.” Young batted cleanup behind Josh Hamilton in 89 games with Texas in 2011 when he had career highs in average (.338) and rBIs (106) along with 11 homers. He hit mostly fifth and sixth last year when he slumped to .277, 8, 67. “I’m comfortable anywhere in the lineup,” Young said. “It doesn’t change the way I hit. Just have to have the same approach, know the situation on the scoreboard and who is pitching.” As for rollins, there’s plenty of debate about him hitting first. Critics have argued for years that rollins doesn’t get on base enough. He had a .316 on-base percentage last year and it’s also .316

over the past four seasons. The speedy revere is the other leadoff option. His on-base percentage with Minnesota last year was .333, but his career oBP in three seasons is .319. rollins may not be the prototypical leadoff hitter. But, he’s had his best success in that spot, feels comfortable there and his run production is far better than most leadoff hitters. rollins has averaged 19 homers and 69 rBIs per year since 2006. He had 30 homers and 94 rBIs during his MVP season in 2007, and has hit at least 20 homers four times with three seasons of more than 75 rBIs. Those are huge numbers from a leadoff guy. “People don’t understand Jimmy rollins knocks in 75-90 runs in the leadoff spot,” Manuel said. “Jimmy so far in his career produces more runs in the leadoff hole than Ben.”

sUrPrIse, Ariz. — Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley ramirez could be sidelined for more than two months or maybe just two weeks because of an injured left thumb. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says doctors have described both recovery scenarios for ramirez. The All-star was set to have an MrI when he returns to the Dodgers’ camp on Wednesday. ramirez was hurt diving for a ball at third base Tuesday night in the championship game of the World Baseball Classic. He stayed in the game and helped the Dominican republic beat Puerto rico 3-0 for the title. Luis Cruz, who was projected to play third base, started at shortstop Wednesday against Kansas City.

GM: Jeter could start season on disabled list
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Norris will start for Houston

KIssIMMee, Fla. — Bud Norris is all set to throw the first pitch of the 2013 major league season. The Houston Astros said Wednesday that Norris will start on March 31 in the opener against Texas rangers on March 31. The Astros will host Texas in their first game since joining the American League in that sunday night opener. “You don’t have an opportunity like this all the time, to go out there and throw the first pitch of the season,” Norris said. “When I say it’s a childhood dream come true, that’s truly what it is.” The 28-year-old righty was 7-13 last year. He is 2-0 with a 5.52 erA in four spring training starts. Norris will be the Astros’ fourth different opening-day starter in four years.

New York Yankees Thomas Neal (60) bats in a spring training baseball game in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday.



Milwaukee lands 3B Parker

Nunez leads Yankees past Red Sox
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MILWAUKee — The Milwaukee Brewers acquired third baseman stephen Parker from the oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitcher Darren Byrd on Wednesday. over four seasons in the minors, the 25-year-old Parker has batted .277 with 43 home runs and 262 rBIs in 448 games. His best season was 2010, when he batted .296 with 21 homers and 98 rBIs in 139 games at Class-A stockton. The 26-year-old Byrd spent three seasons in the Brewers’ farm system and appeared in one game this spring.


Team to honor Newtown

TAMPA, Fla. — The New York Yankees and Boston red sox will honor the community of Newtown and the memory of those killed in the shooting at sandy Hook elementary school when the teams play opening day April 1 at Yankee stadium. Pregame ceremonies include a joint honor guard of Newtown police and firefighters, and a moment of silence at which time a list of the victims’ names will be recognized on the center-field scoreboard. “on opening day, we will reflect upon more important things and the play the game to honor the community of Newtown,” Yankees managing general partner Hal steinbrenner said in a statement. “since the day of the tragedy, our hearts and thoughts have been with those who were affected.” The Yankees and red sox will wear a special ribbon on their uniforms. Baseball commissioner Bud selig has asked that all other 28 major league teams wear the ribbon during their opening games. “Months have passed, yet we are still trying to come to grips with this incomprehensible tragedy,” red sox principal owner John Henry said in a statement. “As our teams look to face each other on opening day, we will stand united in support of the families affected as we remember and honor those who were lost.” -- The Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. — eduardo Nunez got a hit, drove in a run and made an error while filling in for shortstop Derek Jeter as the New York Yankees beat the Boston red sox 4-0 Wednesday. Before the game, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he didn’t know whether Jeter will be available to play on opening day. Jeter got an anti-inflammatory shot in his surgically repaired left ankle and missed his second straight exhibition. Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis went 0 for 4 playing against his longtime former team. Boston starter Felix Doubront allowed four runs and seven hits over 4 1-3 innings. Yankees ace CC sabathia pitched in a minor league game and gave up one run in six innings. He’s set to start the opener April 1 against the red sox.

Orioles 6, Blue Jays 5

sUrPrIse, Ariz. — Mike Moustakas went 3-for-3 and homered for the second KIssIMMee, Fla. — Freddie Freeconsecutive day as the Kansas City royman and Andrelton simmons each hit als defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers. two home runs and the Atlanta Braves Moustakas homered in the fifth inbopped the Pittsburgh Pirates. ning off reliever Matt guerrier. Lorenzo Freeman went 4 for 4 and drove in Cain and Johnny giavotella added solo four runs. He’s hit five of his seven home runs for Kansas City. spring homers in the past six games and royals right-hander Wade Davis, who is batting .373 (22 for 59) this spring. skipped a start with shoulder inflamsimmons also doubled in his first mation, allowed one run in four-plus game back from the World Baseball innings. He gave up two hits, but Classic. walked four and threw just 36 strikes in Braves starter Mike Minor allowed 10 64 pitches. hits, including a homer by Andrew McDavis was lifted after a single and two Cutchen, and five runs in four innings. walks in the fifth. reliever Luis ColeHe walked three and struck out five. man induced skip schumaker to ground Kyle McPherson, competing for a spot into a double play and struck out Mark in the Pirates’ rotation, gave up 10 hits ellis. and nine runs in 4 2-3 innings.

Washington’s Kurt suzuki had two hits, including a solo homer off Tom Koehler in the ninth. Jayson Werth had two hits and a sacrifice fly.

three innings and gave up two runs on seven hits. He had two strike outs.

Royals 7, Dodgers 2

Braves 18, Pirates 9

sArAsoTA, Fla. — Nolan reimold hit two of the Baltimore orioles’ five solo home runs in a win over the Toronto Blue Jays. J.J. Hardy and reimold hit back-toback home runs in the second inning, and three batters later, Nate McLouth. In the third, Chris Davis and reimold connected. Zach Britton, who is in competition for the orioles’ No. 5 starting job, allowed five runs and seven hits in 1 2-3 innings. emilio Bonifacio, who had three hits, had a two-run home run off Britton. Jeremy Jeffress started for the Blue Jays and allowed the first three home runs in two innings.

Angels 6, Indians 5

Nationals 7, Marlins 5

TeMPe, Ariz. — Los Angeles Angels starter Tommy Hanson was pulled because of tightness in his right triceps as he warmed up for the fourth inning in win over the Cleveland Indians. Hanson said he thought he was taken out for precautionary reasons. The right-hander said he felt the best he has all spring. Hanson, acquired in an offseason deal with Atlanta, allowed three hits and two runs with four strikeouts in his fourth spring start. Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer allowed five hits and four runs in three innings in the roughest outing of six appearances.

sCoTTsDALe — san Francisco’s ryan Vogelsong and Milwaukee’s Chris Narveson each pitched six impressive innings and the giants and Brewers played a neat 0-0, 10-inning tie in a game between split squads. Vogelsong, fresh off a stint with the U.s. team in the World Baseball Classic, gave up three hits, walked one and struck out seven. Narveson had his best outing of spring training, allowing just one hit, walking none and striking out four. The teams’ closers, san Francisco’s sergio romo and Milwaukee’s John Axford, both had scoreless innings. romo gave up a hit, walked a man and struck out a batter.

Brewers 0, Giants 0

JUPITer, Fla. — Bryce Harper had two hits and drove in four runs to help the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins. Harper had a two-run double in the third and a two-run single in the fifth, raising his spring batting average to .400 (20-for-50) with 12 rBIs. Chris Young allowed two hits in five innings. He walked one and struck out two. Wade LeBlanc gave up six runs and seven hits in five innings. LeBlanc is among those vying for the Marlins No. 5 starter’s spot.

Giants (ss) 6, Padres 4

Diamondbacks 4, White Sox 2

PeorIA, Ariz. — Brandon Crawford had three hits and an rBI, leading a san Francisco giants split squad to a victory over the san Diego Padres. The Padres hoped starter Andrew Cashner would get into the fourth inning with less that 40 pitches, but he didn’t make it through the third — he threw 31 pitches in the first. But Cashner only gave up one run on three hits. He struck out four in his second start of spring training. giants starter Chad gaudin pitched

gLeNDALe, Ariz. — ryan Court hit a tiebreaking two-run single against Dylan Axelrod in the eighth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a victory over the Chicago White sox. Arizona starter Brandon McCarthy gave up 10 hits but only two runs over six innings. McCarthy allowed a home run to Jordan Danks, who continued his torrid pace with two hits. After a horrendous start, Danks has 12 hits in his last 17 at-bats, although he remains a long shot to make the opening Day roster.

TAMPA, Fla. — The New York Yankees might be minus Derek Jeter on opening day. The star shortstop missed his second straight exhibition game Wednesday because of inflammation in his surgically repaired left ankle. general manager Brian Cashman said there was a chance Jeter could begin the season on the disabled list. “At this stage, I just don’t know, so all I can do is acknowledge it’s a possibility,” Cashman said. The 38-year-old Jeter received an anti-inflammatory injection in his ankle. The Yankees start the regular season April 1 at home against Boston. “We’ve got to do what’s right for him,” Cashman said. “Whatever’s right for him will be right for us. I’m not saying he’s going to be DLed, but I can’t tell you it won’t be. I don’t think it’s anything serious, I just think it’s a timing issue.” Jeter broke his ankle last year in the first game of the AL championship series against Detroit. He waited a while before making his debut in a spring training game, starting out as a designated hitter on March 9 and later playing in the field for the first time. “We’ve got to be in a position where he plays a full nine innings of defense, and be able to do back to back (games) and all this other stuff,” Cashman said. “We’ll see how he responds, but I can’t give you certainty now that what he’s just experienced isn’t going to push it back a little bit.” Yankees manager Joe girardi said it would be “weird” not seeing Jeter in the season opener. “It’s going to feel different,” girardi said. “It’s kind of strange.” Cashman says he doesn’t know when Jeter will resume playing in spring training games. He was removed from the lineup against Philadelphia on Tuesday for “precautionary” reasons because his ankle felt stiff. The 13-time All-star is 3 for 11 so far. The team captain led the American League with 216 hits and batted .316 with 15 homers and 58 rBIs last year. “The doctor said, basically, you can experience a lot of different things along the pathway, so it’s not a surprise,” Cashman said. “His rehab has gone extremely well, but obviously after the back to back, it barked a little bit. He’s going to have ups and downs in the early portion of it, but eventually at some point he’ll be past this.” Cashman said Jeter was sent home after getting the injection and was not at george steinbrenner Field on Wednesday. “Let the shot take its course and see where he’s at over the next few days,” Cashman said. “After you get a feel for how he’s feeling, then we’ll start it up and get him going again. Because of who he is, I can’t count anything out.”



Helmet rule passes; tuck rule gets sacked
By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

Manning considers reworking contract for Cruz
By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer

PHOENIX — NFL owners passed a player safety rule Wednesday barring ball carriers from using the crown of their helmets to make forcible contact with a defender in the open field. Several coaches and team executives expressed concern about officiating the new rule, but Commissioner Roger Goodell championed it and it passed Wednesday as the owners meetings concluded. Its passage by a 31-1 vote — Cincinnati voted no — was the second significant step in protecting defensive players; on Tuesday, the league took the peel-back block out of the game. “There was a lot of discussion,” Steelers President Art Rooney said of the helmet crown rule, “but the way it was presented was the most effective way to address it.” The tuck rule, one of the most criticized rules in pro football, was eliminated. Now, if a quarterback loses control of the ball before he has fully protected it after opting not to throw, it is a fumble. Rooney said the Steelers were the only team to vote against getting rid of the tuck rule. New

England and Washington abstained. “We didn’t think it was necessary to make that change,” Rooney said. “We were happy with the way it’s been called.” Video review now will be allowed on plays when a coach challenges even though he is not allowed to. But the coach will be penalized or lose a timeout, depending on when he threw the challenge flag. That change stems from Houston’s Thanksgiving victory over Detroit in which Lions coach Jim Schwartz challenged a touchdown run by the Texans’ Justin Forsett. Although officials clearly missed Forsett being down by contact before breaking free on the 81-yard run, when Schwartz threw the red flag on a scoring play that automatically is reviewed, the referee could not go to replay. That loophole has been eliminated. Goodell was eager to get approved the competition committee’s proposal to outlaw use of the crown of the helmet by ball carriers, and there was talk the vote would be tabled until May if the rule change didn’t have enough support. But after watching videos

PHOENIX — The Pro Bowl will return to Honolulu next January and again will be played the week before the Super Bowl. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday at the owners meetings that the all-star game he once considered scrapping has been scheduled for Aloha Stadium on Jan. 26. He added that Hawaii will be included “on some sort of rotational basis” in any future Pro Bowl scheduling. “The NFL’s recent decision to return the NFL Pro Bowl to Hawaii in 2014 is great news for our tourism economy,” said Mike McCartney, president and CEO of Hawaii Tourism Authority. “The Pro Bowl in Hawaii is more than just a game; it generates worldwide media exposure for the Hawaiian Islands, contributes significant tax revenue and expenditures through visitor spending, boosts activity and revenue for local businesses, and offers an opportunity for residents to engage with players and experience a live professional football game.”

NEW YORK — Quarterback Eli Manning will consider reworking his contract if it will help keep leading receiver Victor Cruz on the New York Giants. The two-time Super Bowl MVP indicated Wednesday at a sponsor event that the Giants haven’t asked him to redo his contract to open cap space. However, he said he would consider anything that helps the team. “I want Victor back with the Giants,” Manning said, adding that he checks the newspapers every morning to make sure that Cruz has not signed with another team. “It is nervewracking. He is anxious. He has been dealing with this contract issue for a long time, last year and into this year. I know he wants to get this settled and get back to playing football, and just worrying about that.”

The Giants recently allowed Cruz to enter restricted free agency, placing a first-round tender ($2.87 million for 2012) on the popular local product from Paterson, N.J., which is about 10 miles from MetLife Stadium. New York has the right to match any offer he receives. It would receive a first-round draft choice as compensation if he leaves. Cruz recently dumped his agent and signed with Tom Condon, Manning’s agent. Manning quipped that he has even sent Condon a couple of texts regarding the talks between Cruz and the Giants. “Get this done!’” Realistically, Manning said he has not interfered in the talks between Cruz and the Giants. He has talked with Cruz, but it was more the usual offseason stuff about how are things going and telling him to be ready to go to work on April 15 when offseason training starts. Manning is not opposed to

reworking his contract, which runs through 2015. His cap value will be close to $21 million this season. “If the Giants want to work something out,” the 32-year-old Manning said, “I am always up for listening, figuring out what I can do to help the cause.” Tom Brady of the New England Patriots agreed to a threeyear contract extension in late February that freed up nearly $15 million in salary cap room. That didn’t prevent Wes Welker, his leading receiver, from signing with the Denver Broncos, a move that will make him a target for Eli’s brother, Peyton. Eli Manning insisted that no matter what teams offer, the final decision will be with Cruz, who broke the team’s singleseason record for yards receiving in 2011. He had 86 catches last season for 1,092 yards and 10 touchdowns. “I think he likes being here,” Manning said of Cruz.

of the play that clearly showed the differences in legal and illegal moves by ball carriers, the owners voted yes —and then applauded the decision, something Rams coach Jeff Fisher said is “rare.” “We had discussions with the players association and the players themselves, the coaches’ subcommittee,” said Fisher.


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Anthony returns, scores 21 as Knicks defeat Orlando
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DETROIT — Devin Setoguchi had two goals, Niklas Backstrom made 36 saves and the streaking Minnesota Wild beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Wednesday night. Kyle Brodziak, Mikko Koivu also scored for Minnesota, which won its fourth straight. Pierre-Marc Bouchard had two assists. Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored for Detroit. Minnesota led 1-0 after the first period despite being outshot 17-5. Setoguchi opened the scoring 2:04 into the game when he swept in a shot from the bottom of the right circle for his 10th goal. Setoguchi’s second goal of the game came on the power play with 2:45 left in the second period, putting in a rebound to give Minnesota a 4-1 lead. Brodziak’s power-play goal 3:51 into the second period made it 2-0 when he put in a
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NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points after missing the previous three games with a knee injury, and the New York Knicks beat the Orlando Magic 106-94 on Wednesday night. J.R. Smith had 22 points for New York, still short-handed in the frontcourt but looking much better with Anthony back. The NBA’s second-leading scorer hadn’t played since leaving the Knicks’ road trip last week to have fluid drained from the back of his right knee. He said he felt much better after the morning shootaround and moved much better, shooting 7 of 14 and grabbing eight rebounds. The Knicks shot 53 percent and won their second straight after dropping the first four games of their five-game trip. All-Star center Tyson Chandler is expected to miss about a week with a bulging disk, and reserve forwards Amare Stoudemire, Rasheed Wallace and Kurt Thomas all could miss the rest of the regular season. But New York had no trouble despite using a small lineup that featured 6-foot-9 Kenyon Martin as the center. Iman Shumpert, who joined Anthony, Martin, Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni in the lineup, sat out the second half after hurting his knee late in the first half. He sat on the bench in uniform and the team said he was available to play, but wasn’t

needed once the Knicks blew it open.

Bobcats 107, Raptors 101

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Byron Mullens scored 25 points, Gerald Henderson had another solid all-around game and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Toronto Raptors to win consecutive games for the first time since mid-November.

Hawks 98, Bucks 90

Nets 113, Mavericks 96

vent a Dallas rally in the fourth quarter. Williams also hit a fadeaway jumper after a blocked shot by Rockets 100, Jazz 93 HOUSTON — James Harden Lopez, running to his bench with a big smile after Dallas had 29 points and the Houston Rockets improved their position- called timeout with the Nets up 97-88 midway through the ing in the Western Conference playoff race with a win over the fourth. Utah Jazz. Hornets 87, Celtics 86 Jeremy Lin added 24 for the NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Rockets, who currently hold the Davis outreached Kevin Garnett No. 7 spot in the West. They and Jeff Green for a last-second lead the idle Los Angeles Laktip-in, and the New Orleans Horers by 1½ games and are three nets snapped a four-game skid ahead of the sliding Jazz. with a victory over the Boston DALLAS — Brook Lopez scored 38 points and Deron Williams had 31 in his first visit to Dallas since spurning his hometown team in free agency, leading the Brooklyn Nets past the Mavericks. Williams scored 26 in the second half, repeatedly hitting shots and occasionally assisting on a basket by Lopez to preCeltics. Davis was playing despite missing the morning shootaround with an illness, and finished with nine points and eight rebounds. Ryan Anderson scored 21 points and Gordon 18 for the Hornets. Paul Pierce scored 11 points of his 28 points in the last six minutes to nearly lead Boston back from a nine-point deficit.

ATLANTA — Jeff Teague scored 27 points and Al Horford had 26, taking control after a sluggish first quarter to lead the Atlanta Hawks past the Milwaukee Bucks.

The New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony drives past the Orlando Magic’s Arron Afflalo during the first half of an NBA game on Wednesday in New York.


one-timer shot from the edge of the crease, his fifth goal, off a pass from Jared Spurgeon. Nyquist put Detroit on the scoreboard 9:09 into the middle period with his first goal. He capitalized on Spurgeon’s turnover at the Red Wings’ blue line for his first goal of the season, on a breakaway. Koivu restored the Wild’s two-goal lead with 9:11 left in the second on spin-around shot from the high slot, which went in off Jimmy Howard’s glove for Koivu’s seventh goal.

Maple Leafs 4, Lightning 2

TORONTO — Nazem Kadri had three assists and Joffrey

Lupul added a goal and an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a five-game winless skid with a victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Dion Phaneuf, Tyler Bozak and Nikolai Kulemin also scored for Toronto. Kadri’s three points tied a career high, and he had a chance at a fourth point but was hauled down in front of the goal by Teddy Purcell midway through the third period. Rookies Radko Gudas and Cory Conacher scored for Tampa Bay in the third, spoiling James Reimer’s shutout attempt.



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IN BRIEF Freddie Mac sues big banks
Freddie Mac has sued 15 big international banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup, accusing them of rigging a key interest rate and causing huge losses for the governmentcontrolled mortgage giant. Freddie filed the lawsuit Thursday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. It names the banks that set the London interbank offered rate, known as LIBOR, which provides the basis for trillions of dollars in contracts around the world, including mortgages, bonds and consumer loans. In a growing scandal, two big British banks and Switzerland’s largest have been fined hundreds of millions of dollars for manipulating LIBOR by U.S. and British regulators. A U.S. watchdog has found that Freddie and its larger sibling Fannie Mae together may have lost more than $3 billion on their investments from banks’ rate-rigging.

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Survey finds pessimism about career prospects

U.S., China cooperating
The U.S. and China have begun to re-engage on knotty issues ranging from economic frictions to North Korea’s nuclear program following a months-long hiatus during President Barack Obama’s re-election and China’s installation of new leaders. Chinese President Xi Jinping met Tuesday with visiting U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew in the first highlevel exchange between the sides in six months and the start of a series of meetings that will test the potential for cooperation between the world’s firstand second-largest economies. Although the relationship is colored by mutual suspicion, the two sides now discuss an ever-broadening agenda, from military cooperation to food safety, said Jin Canrong, an associate dean of the School of International Relations at Beijing’s Renmin University.

Airlines are looking up
The global airline industry has forecast a modest improvement in global net profits for 2013, crediting a backdrop of rising optimism about the world’s economy — particularly in the United States and Europe. The International Air Transport Association, whose 240 member airlines carry 84 percent of all passengers and cargo, upgraded its financial outlook Wednesday to expected profits of $10.6 billion this year, mainly based on more passengers and cargo.

WASHINGTON — While lower-wage American workers have accounted for the lion’s share of the jobs created since the 2007-2009 Great Recession, a new survey shows that they are also among the most pessimistic about their future career prospects, their job security and their finances. The two-part Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey of employers and employees found high levels of anxiety among those earning $35,000 annually or less. Many of these workers say they’re worse off now than they were before or during the recession. And there’s no question that workers see the world differently than do their bosses. Seventy-two percent of employers at big companies and 58 percent at smaller ones say there is a “great deal” or “some” opportunity for worker advancement. But, asked the same question, 67 percent of all low-wage workers said they saw “a little” or “no opportunity” at their jobs for advancement. The survey revealed that many people on the lowest rung in the workplace view their jobs as a dead end. Half were “not too” or “not at all” confident that their jobs would help them achieve long-term career goals. And only 41 percent of workers at the same place for more than a decade reported ever receiving a promotion. Yet 44 percent of employers surveyed said it’s hard to recruit people with appropriate skills or experiences to do lowerwage jobs, particularly in manufacturing (54 percent). And while 88 percent of employers said they were investing in training and education for employee ad-


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A crowd of job seekers attends a health-care job fair on March 14 in New York. Fewer Americans have been seeking unemployment aid in recent weeks in a sign the economy is gaining steam, but many who are working are still stuck in lower-paying jobs that leave them feeling gloomy about the future.


vancement, awareness and use of such programs among the lower-wage workers was only modest. Although President Barack Obama made it a national goal to “equip our citizens with the skills and training” to compete for good jobs, the survey shows a U.S. workforce that has grown increasingly polarized — between the haves and the have-nots and between employers and their employees. Through last month, the economy had recovered only about 5.7 million of the 8.7 million jobs shed in the deepest downturn since the Great Depression. Lowwage jobs are usually the first to come back after a recession. While the outlook clearly is improving, economic growth remains anemic and unemployment is a still-high 7.7 percent. Ronald Moore, 48, of Lebanon, Ind., is among those who have seen their situa-

tions improve. He started his own homeinspection company three years ago after he couldn’t find enough work as a truck driver. But “nobody was buying homes, so no one needed an inspection,” he said. “It was pretty rough in the beginning.” Now he operates a custom cabinet business, where business is starting to improve. Slowly. To gauge the experiences and perspectives of lower-wage workers, the APNORC Center conducted two separate surveys. A sample of 1,606 workers earning $35,000 or less annually was surveyed last summer, while a companion poll of 1,487 employers of such workers was conducted from November through January. Roughly 65 percent of the jobs the U.S. economy added since the recession officially ended in June 2009 have been lower-wage ones.

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the U.S. economy has strengthened after pausing late last year but still needs the Fed’s extraordinary support to help lower high unemployment. In a statement after a two-day meeting, the Fed stood by its plan to keep short-term interest rates at record lows at least until unemployment falls to 6.5 percent, as long as the inflation outlook remains mild. And it said it would continue buying $85 billion a month in bonds indefinitely to keep long-term borrowing costs down. Speaking at a news conference, Chairman Ben Bernanke stressed that while the economy has improved, the Fed won’t ease its aggressive stimulus policies until it’s convinced the economic gains can be sustained. An unemployment rate of 6.5 percent is a “threshold, not a trigger for any rate increase, he said. Bernanke also said the Fed might vary the size of its monthly bond purchases depending on whether or how much the job market improves. The unemployment rate has fallen to a four-year low of 7.7 percent, among many signs of a healthier economy. “We are seeing improvement,” Bernanke said.

Bon voyage to Voyager 1: At 30, its journey continues
IN THE late ’70s, NASA launched the Voyager 1 spacecraft on an epic mission of exploration through the outer solar system. But, despite massively increasing our understanding of our solar system, the Voyager 1 spacecraft’s journey isn’t over just yet. That intrepid traveller is still beaming back information from the outer reaches of the solar system … or it was, until recently. No, it hasn’t stopped working. It’s finally left the solar system. Clipping along at nearly 11

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miles per second, Voyager 1 has been measuring solar wind (charged particles that the sun routinely spews out in all directions) for years. Despite being more than 30 years old, scientists are still making use of new data beamed back from the spacecraft. In this case, we’ve discovered that there is, in fact, a detectable boundary between interstellar space and the solar system: The environmental influence of the sun — detectable as hydrogen and helium — drops dramatically and suddenly, and the prevailing “currents” of particles are more in line with what we’d expect in deep space.
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Scientists have been waiting for this for a while. Last year, Voyager 1 entered the heliopause, which is generally considered to be the boundary zone between interstellar space and the solar system — but they weren’t exactly sure how long the transition would take. This is the first time that ANY man-made object has left the solar system — Voyager 1 is also moving at a higher


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Hard-to-find sets of ‘Star Wars’ Legos are worth big bucks these days.

Daria and Jim Merrick of Pittston pose with Pink, who won the ‘select’ title for her breed at the Westminster Dog Show.

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Toys with staying power: Hang on to those classics
By KIM COOK The Associated Press

NEW YORK — In a megabyte-driven world, you’d think kids would be playing solely with mega-tech toys. But at the recent Toy Fair 2013 here, buyers gathered like kids on a playground around the booths stocked with the classics — wooden play sets and ride-on toys, craft materials, table games and building sets. “Retro-style toys for the under-tween crowd are on the upswing,” says Adrienne Appell of the Toy Industry Association. Kids may see the unwired stuff as novel; parents appreciate having some balance in the toy basket. Here’s a look at some of the new offerings, and also which toys are worth hanging onto after kids outgrow them.


Pink, a prize-winning Rhodesian Ridgeback, gnaws on a treat that helps keep her teeth clean.



Come on, girls. Let’s settle for mama,” Daria Merrick tells her two Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs, who nuzzle against her on a recent afternoon and aim for a kiss. “Look at this one,” Merrick says, rubbing a canine chin. “She loves her mama.” Hmm. Which one is that, actually? To the casual eye, the dogs’ faces look very

much alike. And Merrick, of Pittston, certainly showers love on both of her pets, both of which are very affectionate — even bestowing kisses on a visitor who, to their sensitive noses, must reek of cat. “They think they’re lap dogs,” Merrick said

Building sets — including Lego — are hotter than ever, according to consumer market research firm NPD Group. The category grew nearly 20 percent in 2012, the group said. Lego’s booth at the February fair included new entries in the Lego City and Lego Friends categories, the new Galaxy Squad space fantasy sets, and the DUPLO Read and Build sets, among others. K’Nex representatives were writing orders for glow-in-the-dark rollercoasters, and construction sets based on Angry Birds, Pac-Man and Super Mario. The manufacturer’s Robo Battlers allow kids to make smaller figures and stick them together to make a more elaborate creation. And Tinkertoys are turning 100 this year, now rendered in durable high-density plastic. The colorful components include perennial favorites such as rods, spools and washers, as well as some new bendable pieces. British-based Le Toy Van offered highend, high-quality, creative-play toys: sustainably produced rubberwood and engineered-wood dollhouses, pirate ships and accessories, with accompanying characters. The company’s faux-food array included petit fours, fine chocolates and croissants. Some toymakers were touting franchises beloved by today’s kids’ parents: board games and figures based on Cabbage Patch Dolls, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Fraggle Rock. There were Bozo the Clown outdoor games. And New York-based Yottoy had old-timey books like “Harry the Dog,” ”The Poky Little Puppy” and “Scuffy the Tugboat” paired with plush toys. In arts and crafts, Crayola’s booth showed new kits for making custom markers and crayons. Play-Doh demonstrated a new fluffier formula, while at Waba Fun, buyers were elbow-deep in Bubber, a never-dries-out play dough made with hollow ceramic beads and non-toxic polymers; Shape-It sand, which can be formed, baked, sculpted and then warmed back into a pile to start again; and Kinetic Sand, another polymer-filled sand. When a kid outgrows them or loses interest, which toys are worth hanging onto?


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Solomon/Plains Junior High School recently selected the McDonald’s Students of the Month for February. The faculty, staff and administration at the school nominated the students based on community, athletic, academic and service areas. Selected students are recognized by the school community, receive a certificate and are presented a meal coupon courtesy of McDonald’s Restaurants, the event sponsor. Honored students, from left, are Justin Engle, Michelle Tlatenchi and John Greskiewicz.

Daria Merrick of Pittston reaches for a treat to give her dogs, Pink and Loo-Loo. Pink has the characteristics desired by breeders, but Daria says she loves and treats both her dogs the same.


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Jonathan Grula Memorial holding designer bingo

The Jonathan Grula Memorial Foundation is holding a designer bingo at 1 p.m. on April 14 at St. Andrew’s Church Hall, St. Patrick’s building, Parrish Street, Wilkes-Barre. Cost is $20 and includes 20 games. Some prizes include Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Lia Sophia, Scentsy, Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Initials, Longaberger and 31. Food, refreshments and homemade baked goods will be available. Jonathan Grula was a 12-year-old boy who suffered from leukemia and died in September, 1999. The foundation was formed to benefit children with cancer through the Four Diamonds Fund, Hershey, where Grula was a patient. To date, the foundation has donated over $241,000 to the Four Diamonds Fund. For more information call 829-0971 or 823-1192. Some of the participants, from left, first row, are Theresa Shrader, Jill Gagliardi, Karen Grula and Mary Gorski. Second row: Bob Gorski, Joanne Joseph, Bill Joseph and Bob Grula.

with a laugh, though Pink weighs 73 pounds and Loo-Loo is about 90. The big difference between the two dogs is the fur on their backs. Pink has the distinctive characteristic for which her breed was named — a long section of fur that grows in the reverse direction, forming a little ridge. That claim to fame led her in February to the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Show in New York, where she won the title of “select” for her breed, coming in second only to the top winner, a bitch named Ida Belle. And, no, we are not trying to be rude to Ida Belle. “The boy dogs are called ‘dogs’ and the girl dogs are called ‘bitches,’ ” Merrick said. “Go figure.” Merrick has been a dog owner all her life, growing up with four-legged friends she remembers as “SPCA specials.” In recent years, she and her husband, Jim, became aware of the Rhodesian Ridgebacks and “really fell in love with the breed.” They had a male dog who died a few years ago, which put Loo-Loo into a depression. To keep her company, the Merricks bought Pink from breeder Marie Cotton of Spring Valley Rhodesian Ridgebacks in Newtown, N.J. Cotton knew Pink had the potential to win ribbons and recommended she enter shows. While it’s a sacrifice to be apart from the

Pink has won so many ribbons, Daria and Jim Merrick have been able to line a room in their Pittston home.

dog, Merrick said, she’s accepted the necessity for Pink to spend weeks at a time with handlers Jack Secrest and Courtney Norris to prepare for competitions. “It’s like she has a second family,” Merrick said. This year, the breed-judging portion of the Westminster show was held at Piers 92/94 instead of Madison Square Garden, which allowed additional animals to enter. There were more than 2,700 entries, the largest number in 15 years, according to the program. When it came time to judge the Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Merrick remembers, there were 50 entries, with 15 of them being girl dogs. Ida Belle won the top prize, and then Pink and a male dog were chosen as “select” in their respective categories.

“These are the best of the breed from across the whole country,” Merrick said, sounding like a pleased parent whose child just brought home a championship sports trophy and excellent report card. But even more important than the accolades from the outside world is the joy both Pink and Loo-Loo bring to their owners. Their mistress found out she had lupus several years ago. The disease causes joint pain, weakness and sensitivity to sunlight and, in Merrick’s case, led to her giving up her job in human resources. “My girls really helped me through it,” Merrick said. “They’re very in tune to emotional needs. When I’m having a flare-up, they lie down with me. And, some days, if I didn’t have them to get up with, maybe I wouldn’t have gotten up.” the ‘Star Wars’ series it might be a good idea.” When is it time to get rid of toys? Raia, a mother of four under age 10, says her rule of thumb is simple. “Anything that hasn’t been played with in the past three or four months, we give away.” Incomplete games and sets can be donated or passed along, although with a popular toy she suggests posting it online to help someone else complete their set.

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WVW Middle School holds dodge ball tournament

The Wyoming Valley West Middle School held its annual dodge ball tournament on Feb. 27. Students in grades 6-8 participated in the double-elimination tournament with 16 teams. Proceeds benefited the school’s Knowbull Anti-Bullying Program. The championship, firstplace trophies were awarded to team Newtown, which was named to commemorate the school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn. Winning team members, from left, are Sulaiman Ismail, Elizabeth Burkhardt, Gage Nudo, Austin Sienkiewicz, Patrick Kasson, Mercedes Jasterzenski, Mandi Zawadzki and Morgan Klosko.

Those with sentimental value, perhaps — books, dolls or train sets that parents dream might one day be passed on to grandchildren. And then there are collectibles. “I think the ones based on popular movies and shows might have value. Couple that with a brand-name toy and you’ve got a potential collectible,” says Bene Raia of Boston, one of the antiques pickers on PBS’ “Mar-

ket Warriors.” Hard-to-find sets of “Star Wars” Lego, for instance, are worth big bucks, she says; an out-of-production Rebel Snowspeeder was recently offered online for more than $1,300. And pay attention even to what’s in those fast-food bags. “One of the biggest surprises in toy collecting is the Happy Meal giveaway,” Raia says. Tie-ins to films offer an instant cross-collectible, that is, an item of value in more than one collectors’ marketplace. Whole sets command more on the resale market; a “101 Dalmatians” Happy Meal set from McDonald’s now sells on eBay for about

$100. Raia says many toys from the Baby Boom era are valuable now — Louis Marx toy trains, Madame Alexander Cissy dolls from the 1950s, Parachute Jump erector sets from the ’40s — especially if they have the original boxes and accessories. That’s key: Keep the packaging. “Some people will buy two boxes of Lego, one to play with and one to keep,” Raia says. “It might sound extreme, but for

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Jamie W. Nealon
Jamie William Nealon, son of Michael and Katie Nealon, Canonsburg, is celebrating his 10th birthday today, March 21. Jamie is a grandson of James and Ann Marie Nealon, Wilkes-Barre, and Fred and Rose Stamm, Richmond, Va. He has two sisters, Kaitlyn, 18, and Savannah, 12.

MMI students place in math competition
A team of students from MMI Preparatory School recently placed fourth in the team competition at the MATHCOUNTS competition, sponsored by the Keystone Northeast Chapter of Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, at Martin L. Mattie Middle School in Pittston. Fourteen schools and 113 students competed in the tournament. In the individual competition, Ali Aijaz had the fourth highest individual score and placed fourth in the countdown round. He will advance to the state competition in Harrisburg on Friday and Saturday. Team members, from left, are Aijaz, Anirban Chowdhury, Allison McGeehan, Nicholas Young, Ryan Touey and Susan Moyer, adviser.

Seminary Mock Trial Team advances to state competition
The Wyoming Seminary Mock Trial team will represent Region 5 in the State Mock Trial Competition on Friday and Saturday in Harrisburg. The team advanced to this competition after defeating Nazareth High School in the 2013 Regional High School Mock Trial Competition held on March 12 in the William J. Nealon Federal Courthouse in Scranton. This is the fourth time in six years that the Seminary team is competing in the state tournament. The competition will feature the top 12 Mock Trial teams in Pennsylvania. Two members of the team were honored with special awards at the Scranton competition. Co-captain Caroline Reppert, Kingston, received the Outstanding Attorney Award and Salvadore Diaz, Avoca, received the Outstanding Witness Award. With the Hon. Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, at the Scranton competition, from left: Leah Goldberg, Wilkes-Barre, team co-captain; Reppert; Diaz; Sara Edgar, Coopersburg; Alaina Schukraft, Dallas; Alxis Boyle, Canadensis; Spencer Norris, Mountain Top; and Christina Thomas, Drums. Also participating were Adam Carlisle, teacher coach; Justin Naylor, teacher coach; Nicole M. Santo, Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn P.C., attorney adviser; and Clancy Boylan, Fellerman & Ciarimboli Law, P.C., attorney adviser.

Paul S. Shinko III
Paul Stanley Shinko III, son of Krystal Coburn and Paul Shinko, Wilkes-Barre, celebrated his first birthday March 19. Paul is a grandson of Keith and Christine Coburn, Kingston.

HUNLOCK CREEK: The Northwest Area Intermediate School PTO is holding its annual auction at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the former Hunlock Creek Elementary School building, near Route 11. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Items to be auctioned include local business donations, crafts, autographed photos and items of celebrities and sports figures, hotel accommodations, tickets for theme parks, sporting events, museums, theaters and other attractions in Pennsylvania and on the East Coast. Lunch and refreshments will be available. Proceeds will be used to purchase materials and supplies for the children.

KINGSTON: The Wyoming Valley West Middle School, 201 Chester St., is holding an Appreciation of the Arts Night at 7 tonight at the school. The event includes a fashion show with staff members and their children and students in grades 6-8. There will also be musicians and soloists and student art work on display, basket raffles and refreshments. All proceeds will benefit, the eighthgrade Family and Consumer Science class project where students make pillowcases to send to children’s hospitals for pediatric cancer patients, and Candy’s Place.

Gregory Leonard Jr., son of Karen and Gregory Leonard Sr., Hazle Township, has been accepted to the 2013 National Young Scholars Program. Leonard was nominated by his teacher, Nancy Dettore, based on his scholastic merit and leadership potential. Leonard He will join other young scholars from around the nation for a week in July at Villanova University, Philadelphia, to explore crime scene investigation, engineering of a toy vehicle and examination of the digestive system and patient diagnosis. Leonard is a fourth-grade student at Holy Family Academy, Hazleton, and a Weblo Scout of the Conyngham Scout Pack 207. He hopes to gain insight into a future career as a scientist or doctor by participating in the program. Leonard has a sister, Kayla.

Jack Grove
Jack Grove, son of Brian and Renee Grove, Tunkhannock, is celebrating his sixth birthday today, March 21. Jack is a grandson of Raymond and Rosemary Chimock, Swoyersville; Leona Lynn, Dallas; and the late Joseph Lynn. He has a sister, Anna, 9. Editor’s note: Email children’s birthday announcements to or send it to: Times Leader Birthdays, 15 North Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

Lake-Lehman High School
Class of 1963 is holding its 50th anniversary reunion on Aug. 24 at Konefal’s Grove. Addresses are needed for the following classmates Paul Holonia, Susie Hooper Porsche, Janet Lyons, Stanley Palmer, Rosemary Pond Kubiak, Richard Shaver, Karen Spencer Eckrote, Alice Whitesell Temple and Lynn Orosz Vincent. Call John at 696-2658 with information.

Redeemer students to perform in showcases
Four students from Holy Redeemer High School were selected to participate in the annual Carnegie Hall Showcase Recital to be held in New York or at the F.M. Kirby Center recital after auditions sponsored by the Northeast Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association at Marywood University. Erik Cudo, Wyoming, was selected to perform piano at Carnegie Hall on March 30. Louis Jablowski, Wilkes-Barre Township, will perform at the Kirby Center in both voice and piano and Brianna Stilp, Luzerne, and Maria Khoudary, Dallas, will play piano at the Kirby Center on April 14. Cudo and Khoudary are students of Christine Leandri. Jablowski is a student of Andrea Bogusko and Laura Anderson and Stilp is taught by Diane Shuleski. Participants, from left, are Stilp, Khoudary, Jablowski and Cudo.

Meyers High School
Class of 1963 is holding a get together at 6 p.m. on April 4 at Patte’s Sports Bar, Hollenback Street, Wilkes-Barre. Family, friends and other classmates are welcome. Contact Maddy at 8291529 with any questions.

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Daughter’s decision to end her pregnancy torments her pro-life mom
Dear Abby: My 22-year-old daughter became pregnant from a guy she had dated only a few months. She decided that terminating her pregnancy was the best thing to do considering she has limited income and still lives with me. I, however, am pro-life, although I do feel that in cases of rape or incest it is acceptable. My daughter knows how I feel about this. I supported her in her decision, but did not agree with it. Abby, I have taken this really hard. I have cried every day since she had the abortion, and I’m torturing myself thinking this is my fault because I went against everything I believe in

when I supported her in her decision. Why am I beating myself up about this? Is it because she’s my daughter, because I am pro-life or both? How can I stop blaming myself? — Tortured in the South Dear Tortured: The decision about whether or not to terminate the pregnancy wasn’t yours to make; it was your daughter’s. Being pro-life, you have your own convictions, but you acted as a loving parent should — you supported your child. If you feel you could benefit from counseling, ask your doctor for a referral.

Dear Abby: My husband and I keep a handgun hidden in a locked safe in our bedroom. (An access code is required to open it.) We also have a 1 1/2-year-old daughter. On the recommendations of a co-worker, we recently hired a baby sitter whom we used for an evening while we attended a party. She seemed like a nice young lady. My problem is, when she arrived, my husband immediately announced we had a gun upstairs. He felt it was her “right” to know. I think, because the gun isn’t accessible, the information was useless to her and actually may have put our family in danger. How do we know she won’t mention it to someone who will target us for a break-in in order to steal it? To me, having a (SECURED)

firearm in our house is no one else’s business. What do you think? — Not the Wild West Dear Not The Wild West: I think you are correct. This is a subject that should have been discussed before the young woman was hired. Your husband exhibited poor judgment by sharing what should have been confidential information. Dear Abby: My colleagues and I are concerned about a close friend and co-worker. He insists that it’s not against the law to read books while driving. He says he does it only on highways because everyone is going the same speed and direction and you only need peripheral vision. In every other aspect of his life, this

man follows the rules to the letter and is a highly respected teacher. Is it true that this is legal? — Concerned in Ohio Dear Concerned: Of course not! A distracted driver who is reading books is at least as dangerous as one who is eating, texting, applying makeup, shaving or talking on a cellphone. This “highly respected” teacher doesn’t have my respect; he’s a menace on the highway.
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New inspection, 6 cylinder, 4x4, standard, runs great! $3,800 (570)288-1981

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93,000 original miles. Absolutely Impeccable Condition! $5,495


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Autos under $5000

‘99 CHRYSLER CIRRUS......$1,999 ‘99 MERCURY TRACER GS ..................$2,499 ‘00 GMC JIMMY SLE ...........$3,599 ‘00 FORD TAURUS LX.......$2,599 ‘01 SATURN SL1 ..................$3,499

ChildCare Teachers
Wilkes-Barre, Dallas & Mountain Top Locations.
506 Administrative/ Clerical
Needed at our


In stock. All newly State Inspected, with one year warranties included. Starting at $2,895


‘01 CHEVY VENTURA VAN ...................$1,799 ‘01 GMC SOMNOMA EXCAB 4X4 ..................$5,899 ‘02 CHEVY CAvaLIER ..................$3,499 ‘02 NEON 95K ..................$2,999 ‘03 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE .............$3,999 ‘03 FORD TAURUS SE..............$3,699 ‘04 PONTIAC GRAND AM ..................$4,300

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FORD ‘08 FOCUS SES Coupe. 57,000
miles, AC, leather, moonroof, sync, 6 disc cd, cruise, tilt, power group, 1 owner. Very nice $9900 570-574-0960

Sedan 4-Door 3.0L AWD. Only 7,700 miles. Black exterior & interior. Premium 1 package. Garage kept. Like new $32,000 570-881-0866

MERCEDES-BENZ ‘12 C300 4Matic Sport

444 Market St. Kingston

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Near Wegman’s 570-822-7359 FORD ‘10 FOCUS SE Auto, air, power steering, power brakes, CD, 4 CYL. Gas $aver. Sharp! SALE PRICE $9,995. Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park 5 speed. FWD. 4 cylinder. ECONOMY! $3,995 570-696-4377


newly State Inspected. Starting at $2,995


‘05 CHEVY MAIiLBU CLASSIC ..................$3,299

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BUICK `01 REGAL Leather interior, V6,
silver, 174,000 miles. $1,400 (570)675-8262

Excellent running condition, maintenance free. $3,200. 570-287-0600

Near Wegman’s 570-822-7359 CHEVY ‘10 MALIBU LS Air, all power, cruise, CD. Like new. Sporty Balance of GMs Warranty SALE PRICE $11,995. Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers

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Near Wegman’s 570-822-7359 FORD ‘10 FUSION SE Auto, all power, cruise, tilt, alloys. 43k. Economical. Like new. Sporty. SALE PRICE $12,995. Full Notary Service Tags & Title Transfers MAZDA ‘07 MIATA Grand Touring Convertible 44k miles, 6 speed manual, silver with dark leather interior. FUN to drive & economical. $14,000. 570-336-9908

Grey, with tan, new tires, air, power windows/locks. 118K. Keyless entry, GPS, Balance of Toyota Extended Warranty. Clean Car Fax. $8,500, OBO. 570-881-1760



Auto Services


Auto Services

375 W Main St, Plymouth, PA 18651

Octagon Family Restaurant

CHEVROLET `97 SILVERADO Extended cab, 4
wheel drive, all power, new radiator, new fuel tank and lines. 99,000 miles, $3,500, negotiable. (570)328-2091

Large Pie for $7.95 In House Only.
Cannot be combined with any other offer.


Home of the Original ‘O-Bar’ Pizza

speed. All stock except for rims. Looks nice, runs well, $3200 OBO. Call or text: 570-407-4541

HONDA ‘97 CIVIC Hatchback, 5

Silver, black interior. 4 door sedan. Power windows and locks, CD. 104k highway miles. Runs excellent. $7200 negotiable. 570-578-9222


112K miles. Blue, 5 speed. Air, power windows/locks, CD/cassette, Keyless entry, sunroof, new battery. Car drives and has current PA inspection. Slight rust on corner of passenger door. Clutch slips on hard acceleration. This is why its thousands less than Blue Book value. $6,500 OBO. Make an offer! Call 570-592-1629


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DIVORCE No Fault $295 Atty. Kurlancheek 800-324-9748 W-B FREE Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959 SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY Free Consultation. Contact Atty. Sherry Dalessandro 570-823-9006

ATTORNEY MICHAEL KELLY For aggressive affordable representation in the following matters: Divorce, Child custody, Child support, PFA, Unemployment hearing, DUI, (no matter how many offenses) Credit card lawsuits, Property tax assessment, Landlord/tenant issues, and all Criminal matters. Law office of Michael P. Kelly 570-417-5561 www.michaelp

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#Z2878A, 3.2L V6 Auto, Luxury Bucket Seats, CD/Cassette, Power Options, 16” Cast Alum. Wheels

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#Z2946, V6, AT, A/C, Locking Rear Differential, PW, PDL, CD, Keyless Entry, Alum. Wheels


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#13270A, Vortec 3500 I5 Auto, PW, PDL, A/C, SRW, Step Bars, Fog Lamps, Off Road Suspension

#Z2855B, 2.2L 4 Cyl., AT, A/C, R. Spoiler, CD, Sport Pkg.

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#Z2947, 2.4L AT, A/C, PW, PDL, Chrome #Z2890, 3.6L V6 Auto. w/ Top Shift, Appearance Package, Fog Lamps, P. Options, Air, Dual Exhaust Tips, Running Boards, Leather, Sunroof Fog Lamps, Bluetooth, 1 Owner


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#12714A, ONE 5.4L OWNER Triton V8 AT, A/C, PW, PDL, Bedliner, Tonneau Cover, CD, Keyless Entry, SRW, Running Boards



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THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013 PAGE 5D Furniture & Accessories

Must have valid PA driver’s license. Nanticoke area. No Experience necessary. Will train. Excellent opportunity for home makers, retiree, or second income. Summer work also available.


Call 570-735-1743 for interview.
548 Medical/Health 548 Medical/Health

Nursing Human Resources Coordinator
Responsibilities include coordinating recruitment, hiring, orientation, retention, and performance appraisals of nursing staff. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or related degree required. Excellent salary and benefit package.

Full time

Colleen Knight The Jewish Home of Eastern PA 1101 Vine St., Scranton, PA 18510
Telephone: 344-6177/Fax: 344-6859 EOE

Apply online, or send resume to:


Auto Parts


Auto Parts

shift mechanic with experience in fixing production machinery. Must have strong troubleshooting skills and be able to repair or replace worn and damaged parts. Routine maintenance and regular adjustments on machinery to be performed. Applicant must be flexible with working hours and have 3+ years of mechanical experience. Good benefit package including medical, dental, paid vacation/holidays, and retirement. Starting wage will reflect experience. Preemployment drug screen required. Apply at Leggett & Platt Inc. 1655 Sans Souci Parkway Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706 Ph. 824-6622 Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access/ Affirmative Action Employer


Hiring Experienced Tri Axle CDL Vacuum Truck Drivers and Laborers. Must be physically fit, reliable, have good driving records and friendly attitude. Excellent wages. Call Mon-Fri 1 pm to 4 pm. 570-477-5818




CABINET, Computer, 5x5x2. Doors and deck and drawers all in one. 100% oak. $750 570-466-5952


KITCHEN TABLE, 1940’s, wood with Formica top, $10. Grandmother clock, 6’ tall, $200. Desk top with drop down front, $10. 570-674-7692 KITCHEN TABLE42” round with 2 extensions (12” each) 6 chairs, dark wood. $150. BAKER’S RACKgray steel with glass shelves & 4 stools. $250. Leave message for Florence. 570-474-5142

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

504 Front Street Sat., March 23, 9-4 Housewares, furniture, small appliances, collectibles. Everything Must Go!








Old Toys, model kits, Bikes, dolls, guns, Mining Items, trains & Musical Instruments, Hess. 474-9544








Commission shed sales in Scranton. Our busy season is here; need a self-motivated commission-driven salesperson with experience who is local. Experience preferred but will train the right person. Phone: 570725-3439 or Fax: 570-725-3309 or email


ceramics, baskets, holiday items, glasses, much more. ALL EXCELLENT PRICES AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. 570-675-5046 after 5:30 P.M. BASEBALL CARDS, 800, 1990 Topps, $8. Boston Red Socks, 155 baseball cards, $5. St. Louis Cardinals, 170 baseball cards, $5. 570-313-5214 570-313-3859 BEDROOM SUITE. 6 piece refinished antique set. Excellent condition. Dresser, mirror, chest, vanity,mirror and bench, nightstand, headboardfootboard and original bench (needs repair. $550 for all 570-592-3657 BOTTLES, (50), old, $.25 to $.50/each. BEER & SODA CANS (50), old, $.25/each. BEER OPENERS, $.50 each. BISHOP HAVEY YEARBOOKS (4) 1971, and 197375, $10/each or four for $25. KINGS COLLEGE YEARBOOK, (Regis 1965) $20. 570-823-6986 PINBALL GAME, Miniature children’s, 1950’s by wolverine. metal back, plastic front. Daytona 500, #144. $10. 570-654-1622 SIGN. Vintage metal Interstate Battery sign. Excellent condition. $100 570-924-7015 YEARBOOKS. COUGHLIN (30) 1928-2000. GAR (18)) 1937-2006, MEYERS (15) 19532003, PITTSTON (6) 1967-’75, WVW (12), 1967-2000, KINGSTON (11) 1932-’52, HAZLETON, (8) 1940-’61, PLAINS, (3) 1966’68, HANOVER 1951’74. Prices vary depending on condition. $20-$40 each. Call for further details and additional school editions. 570-825-4721 arthurh302@

LAPTOPS & desktops refurbished all have windows 7, cdrw/dvd/dvdrw drives, MS Office 10, anti-virus and more. Laptops are off lease/single or duo core, all have wifi, new/good batteries, bags. Desktops come with mouse, keyboard CRT monitor.laptops $125$225. Desktops $100 free delivery. 570-862-2236

We Beat All Competitors Prices! Twin sets: $159 Full sets: $179 Queen sets: $239 All New American Made 570-288-1898 RECLINING, sofa, love seat, and rocker, blue, in good working condition. $400 for all three pieces. 735-6920 SOFAS. (2) La-z-boy Burgundy. Excellent condition. $200 each. 570-371-4228 TABLE. Kitchen, oak, round with Indian tile. 4 chairs. $175. 283-8420 TABLE. Oval walnut Pa House coffee table, $75, DESK, ice box style oak computer cabinet and desk, $100, DESK, 3 drawer secretary style, $75. TV, 42” big screen floor model RCA, $200. 417-2382 TELEVISION CABINET, blonde finish, approximately 39” wide by 65” high, with one shelf, three drawers. Excellent condition, $100 firm. 570-288-0060

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Exercise Equipment

ABCOASTER. Abdominal Exercise machine. Heavy duty steel frame, supports up to 300Lbs. Excellent condition. Paid $200 sell $50. 362-8654 EXERCISE/gymnastics mat Large foldable cushioned mat. Great condition. $50. Call 760-3942 LEG EXTENSION MACHINE Hammer Strength ISO-Lateral. 4 years old, plate loaded, platinum frame, navy upholstery. New condition. $1000. SEATED L E G C U R L MACHINE , Hammer Strength ISOLateral. 4 years old, plate loaded, platinum frame, navy upholstery, New condition. $1000. Call Jim 570-855-9172



548 Medical/Health
Optical Production Part-time Mon-Fri. - Lens Dept. - Machine Operator - Lens Coating Send Resume or apply in person Monday-Friday 8:30am - 6pm to: Luzerne Optical 180 N. WilkesBarre Blvd. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702


Call for Details (570) 459-9901 Vehicles must be COMPLETE!! PLUS ENTER TO WIN $500 CASH!!

551 Other 551 Other

ence in workers compensation and personal injury.Full health and dental benefits without copay and salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume to: Times Leader Box 4320 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711


Due to a recent expansion, one of the area’s largest & fastest growing Dealerships is now seeking


19 East Stanton St. SAT., MAR. 23 8:00-4:00 DIRECTIONS: Miner St. To School St. To Stanton ENTIRE CONTENTS OF HOME Including nice mahogany bedroom set, antique cedar chest, kitchen set, antique double metal sink on legs, Temple Stuart server, primitive tables, kitchenware, household & decorative items, holiday some vintage, lawn furniture & more! SALE BY COOK & COOK ESTATE LIQUIDATORS WWW.COOKANDCOOKESTATELIQUIDATORS.COM


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542 Logistics/ Transportation

With experience in building restoration and water proofing. Must have contractors insurance, truck and tools.

Excellent pay and benefits including 401k plan. Apply to: Greg Martin 577 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702 570-823-8888 email: grmartin@


Furnaces & Heaters

104 Miner St. SAT., MAR. 23 9:00-4:30 DIRECTIONS: Riverside Dr. To Pickering To Miner ENTIRE CONTENTS OF HOME Including like new Lazyboy recliner & sofa, nice kitchen set, glassware, kitchenware, lots of household items new in box, holiday, paintings and prints, like new designer clothes, fishing poles & more! CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED SALE BY COOK & COOK ESTATE LIQUIDATORS WWW.COOKANDCOOKESTATELIQUIDATORS.COM

COAL STOVE Dickson approximately 60 years old, gray with 6 lids & top warming closet, bottom oven, very good condition asking $450, or best offer. 570-288-0204 HEATER, wood burning, 50 gallons. Good for garage. $40. 570-825-8818 TOTAL WOOD HEAT Safe, clean, efficient and comfortable OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. B & C Outdoor Wood Furnaces LLC 570-477-56922

Hanover Green South Wilkes-Barre Buttonwood Korn Krest Nanticoke

$ Are at least 14 years old $ Are dependable $ Have a great personality $ Can work evenings & Saturdays $ Would like to have fun while
working with other teenagers
Then Call Mr. John at 570-735-8708 and leave a message

FULL TIME Monday-Friday, day shift, local route. $10. hour to start / 10 hour shifts. Competitive benefits after 60 days. Must have clean MVR & pass DOT physical. Call 570-824-2520 ask for Tim before 9am or stop by 1063 Hanover St., WilkesBarre, PA 18702 to complete an application. Harrisburg news Co. E.O.E.


Call 570.708.2083 570.760.5218

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Latour Room, Nazareth Hall Friday, March 22 8am - 6pm Call 570-961-4723 for further information. All proceeds benefit Campus Ministry Service Trips

Selling Your Furniture? Do it here in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130


Medical Equipment

BATH TUB TRANSFER BENCH. (2) 1 36” and 1 45”. $50 each. 570-288-9180 BED, Hospital semielectric. Good condition, works like new. $250 OBO Dave 570-991-2797 Green Pride Mobility Lift Chair. Like New $300.00 Firm Call 696-2208 after 9 am JAZZY CHAIR, with charger, arm, head and foot rests. Must sell ASAP. $300 OBO. 1-215-436-0987 STAIR LIFT, 13 1/4 feet long, only used very short time, $800. Original price, $2,475. 779-9077

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Production/ Operations

Job duties may include: order picking/packing, inventory of incoming merchandise, and shipping. Physical requirements include the ability to twist, bend, squat, reach, stand and/or walk for extended periods of time. Lifting up to 45 lbs may be required. Primary shift is 9 am - 5:30 pm M-F. Applicants must possess a strong work ethic, sharp attention to detail, and be reliable. Employees must work quickly and efficiently with a high level of accuracy. vkasha@hill


Furniture & Accessories

Water trucks Class A CDL Hazmat Certification 2 Years Minimum Experience Tunkhannock Area


company is looking to hire a printing press operator. Candidate must be familiar with a 5 color with coater printing press.


Dance Distribution Center

BEDFRAME, single, Maple Headboard. $25. ENTERTAINMENT center, knotty pine, for up to 35” television, $25. 70-779-9077 BEDROOM SET double bed with headboard, double width dresser with hutch mirror, 5 drawer hi-boy dresser & nightstand. Pecan wood finish. Very good condition. $400 OBO. Kathy @ 570-654-7847 BUNK BEDS Solid oak, $250. Call 570-287-5505. CHAIRS, (2) Genuine leather, custom made recliners. Taupe color, like new. $550 each. 570-675-5046 CHEST, Cedar, antique, $100. CHINA, Imperial, W. Dalton. Made in Japan, 94 pieces. Service for 12, plus serving pieces. #745 Wild Flower, plus six piece quilted zippered cases. $200. TABLES, coffee and two end tables, Rattan with glass tops. $60. 570-639-2911 DINING ROOM set, walnut, Trestle table, with two large leaves and six chairs. Very good condition. $450. 570-654-3021 D I N I N G S E T. beveled glass table top, 4 arm chairs, $285, DINING SET. Rattan round, 4 chairs, $285, TABLE, 2 chairs, rattan, $200, B Call for further details. 570-474-0514 DRESSERS (2) One 4 drawer and one tall 5 drawer. Both solid wood in excellent condition. Shelved doors for extra storage. Reasonable and reliable delivery service available. $425 for set. 570-574-3322

250 Cliffside Ave. First Floor Sat., March 23 9am - 1pm Downsizing every thing must go! NO EARLY BIRDS 126 Brown St. (off Germania) Saturday, March 23 7am - 11am Upstairs house sale. Tons of old stuff, toys, small antiques, books, bottles, military, mining, pottery, household & more. DRUMS



Call Jack: 570.881.5825

Please call 570-824-3557 or send resume to

DRYER. GE Heavy Duty Multi Cycle. From single owner. Looking to move and no longer need. $175. Pick up only. 570-301-4744 FREEZER. Gibson. 70x32, good condition. $200 570-675-8129 REFRIGERATOR, 11.8 cubic, High Point. $50. SEWING MACHINE, Singer, with chair, $75. STEP LADDER, 8 ft., $25. 570-735-1372 REFRIGERATOR, and a GAS STOVE, $200 for both. 570-822-5005 WASHER. GE. Top Load, good condition. $100. 570-735-7658


Education/ Training


Education/ Training

VIVE Health & Fitness
Is seeking professional resumes for Yoga/Pilates Instructors, Massage Therapists and Personal Trainers, Membership Advisors, & Group Exercise Instructors





Would you like to deliver newspapers as an Independent Contractor under an agreement with
Operate your own business with potential profits of up to $900.00 _________ per month.


610 Business Opportunities


Routes Currently Available:
Bowman St. • Chapel St. • Hillard St. Kidder St. • New Grant St. 183 Daily Papers • 205 Sunday Papers $830 Monthly Profit Wyoming St. • Brookside St. E. Chestnut St. • Harry St. • Madison St. 169 Daily Papers • 206 Sunday Papers $850 Monthly Profit

Building Materials


PERSONAL TRAINING GYM FOR SALE $30,000 Fully equipped, turn key operation, six years in business. Owner is relocating. 570-592-2458 for details

WATER HEATER. Kenmore, 30 gal. New in box. 6 year warranty. $225 570-457-7854

ESTATE SALE Sat. March 23 Route 309 next to Dano’s Pub 9 AM - 1:30 PM Contents of home: Antiques and miscellaneous, oak stacking (lawyer) bookcases, primitives, furniture, old metal toys, tools and garage contents. Everything priced to sell. Sale by E. Cook

Ideal candidates have a professional certification in their respective area of instruction, and possess leadership, sales & communication skills. please send cover letter and resume to:


Accounting/ Finance


Accounting/ Finance

McCarthy Tire Service Company, one of the largest commercial tire dealers in North America, is seeking a full time Payroll Accountant at our headquarters located in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The successful candidate must have hands on payroll administration experience using an in house payroll system to process the weekly payroll of the entire organization. This includes date entry, verification of hours, reconciliation and completion of payroll tax calculations. This person will also be responsible for sales tax entry, process of yearly tax returns, and the generation of the annual W-2 forms. Successful candidate must have at least 5-7 years of experience in this function. Attention to detail is crucial as well as the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel is required as this position also assists other members of the Accounting department with monthly general ledger account reconciliations. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to deal with all levels of employees and must maintain a high level of discretion and confidentiality.



Hanover Township

BOYS CLOTHING. 14-16. Name brand hoodies, gym pants, shorts and jeans. All for $25 709-9863 COATS, leather, size 10, black, long length. $75. 570-639-2911 COMMUNION SUIT, Boys. Navy, size 8 reg. comes with off white dress shirt. Excellent condition. $25. 570-609-5012 JACKET, Tourmaline Mink 3/4 Stroller. Cleaned, glazed and conditioned as new, one owner, excellent condition. Fur origin, USA, 32” in length, contains 35 pelts, w/65”. Sweep, size 12, tourmaline mink hat included. Appraised professionally at $4,500 replacement value, selling for $450. 570-881-0569 JACKETS, for women, two, $3 each. 823-6986 PROM GOWNS Maroon with beading throughout by Tiffany size 4 $75. White with teal beading by Sean Mehta size 4 $75. Strapless royal blue with black design size 9/10 by L. A. Glo $65. Violet color with beading top to bottom by Scala size large $75. (570) 693-4629 SCRUB TOPS, women’s, long sleeve, new, quantity 10, sizes L-XL, $8 each. Christmas, Easter and Halloween. 823-1233

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Antiques, furniture, household items, sports collectibles, medical equipment ‘59 chevy parts and interior, vintage car accessories, collectible dicast cars. Everything must go. 1014 Sively Street Saturday/Indoors 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

St. Mary’s Rd. • St. John’s Rd. Moyers Grove Rd. • Sunset Rd. 94 Daily Papers • 155 Sunday Papers $800 Monthly Profit

Alexie Rd. • Betsy Ross Dr. Constitution Ave. • David Rd. • Lee Park Ave. 252 Daily Papers • 285 Sunday Papers $1,000 Monthly Profit
Call Rosemary to make an appointment at 570-829-7107


708 Antiques & Collectibles

* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607 FUTON, wood & metal frame. Burgundy and gray. Very good condition. $200. 817-9544 FUTON. wood and metal frame, heavy duty. Burgundy and gray. $200. 570-917-9544 KITCHEN TABLE 4 wicker chairs. Pier One. Glass tabletop bordered with wicker. Beautiful! Perfect condition. $150. 570-606-6624


1205 S. Main St. In the Greenhouses at Ketler Florist and Greenhouses Thursday & Friday March 21 & 22 9am-3pm New and used items, men’s clothes, kitchen, bath and bed items, tools, decorations.


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One item or entire contents of homes. 570-814-3371 570-328-4420 IRON clothes, repair kit, 1930/40’s by Rodale in original box, 14 different parts. $10. 570-654-1622


At the Kunkle Community Center. Huge Ten Family Rummage Sale. Friday and Saturday March 22 and 23 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Follow the bright green signs.

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DESK, O’Sullivan light oak, $50, Assorted hand drafting tools and table top drafting table with straight edge. $35, Assorted templates, pencils, leads, scales, etc. $85 for all items 570-822-4762 DISHES, brand new, five pieces, includes plates, cups, saucers and desert plates. $10. RECORDS, $1 each. 570-822-3425 DRYERS (2) SALON. Chairs attached. Black, new. 1 never used other slightly used. $150 each. 570-655-9877 FIGURINE Nao/Lladro schoolgirl with chalkboard, $35/Hummels, 5 for $60 each. 570-457-2496 FIREPLACES, 2 free standing wooden mantel. Replicas, great shape, VCR, TV, 29”, Christmas Tree. $150 for all 570-970-8687 HUMIDIFIER, Sears, new. $20. Turkey roasting pan, $10. Grolight for new plants, $5. Silver bread tray, $10. Coffee set, four pieces, silver, $20. 570-674-7692 JUKE BOX, fullsized, heavy-duty, wood facsimile of a ‘50s’ era. Reminiscent of “Happy Days” composed of plywood and decorative plastics, internal 12 volt battery powered lights and sound system (not included). Excellent condition and originally used as theatre prop; can be adapted for recreational, decorative or scholastic theatre background use. $250. Call Tom. 570-881-0569

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800 Musical PETS & ANIMALS
810 Cats
Beautiful home in a lovely setting in the Village of Orange. 2 or 3 bedrooms, 1st floor bedroom, hardwood flooring, large eat in kitchen, 1st floor laundry, 2nd floor cedar closet. Detached garage, barn style shed with loft, many upgrades. New furnace, kitchen floor & recently drilled private well & PIX plumbing. Don’t wait, make this home yours & enjoy serenity on the back deck. $119,900 MLS# 13-283 Call/text Donna Cain 947-3824 or Tony Wasco 855-2424 BEECH MTN. LAKES Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,800 sq. ft. home with lower level office, family room & laundry. Propane fireplace, 2 car garage. Quiet cul-de-sac, right near lake. MLS# 13-916 $174,900 Dana Distasio 570-715-9333 76 Main St. $69,900 Newly remodeled two bedroom home. Kitchen is very nice with granite counters and tile floor, bathroom is modern with tub surround, tile floor and granite vanity. New vinyl windows throughout. Off street parking for 2 cars. MLS #123966 For more information and photos visit www. atlasrealt y i n c . c o m . Call Charlie 570-829-6200

EXETER $69,900

ORGAN, electric, Thomas Troubadour, 186. Free. Call: 570-836-4636 PIANO. Richmond upright. 100 years old, dark wood, beautifully carved, good condition. Needs tuning. $150 negotiable. Buyer must remove. 570-310-1110 TRUMPET. Buescher Aristocrat, brass. Includes case, 30 years old. Excellent condition. $250 570-675-5952

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ATTACHE CASE aluminum, hard shell with combination locks. $20. 570-851-4545. DESKS (3) $25 each. 1 with 2 shelves, 1 with 1 door, 1 with hinged drop down shelf. CART, printer, with shelf, $20. 570-654-2967

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1156 Wyoming Ave. Large home with 4 bedrooms, yard with detached 2 car garage, private yard. Home needs a little updating but a great place to start! MLS 13-865 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

311 Lockville Road Stately brick 2 story, with in ground pool, covered patio, finished basement, fireplace & wood stove, 3 car attached garage 5 car detached garage with apartment above. MLS# 11-1242 NEW NEW PRICE $549,000 Please call Donna 570-613-9080



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424 Simpson St. Good condition Cape Cod. 3 bedroom, 1 full bath in quiet neighborhood. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-4357 $72,000 Brian Harashinski 570-237-0689

EXETER $89,900


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Nestled in the trees on a 1.5 acre corner lot. 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in Glendalough. MOS# 13-693 $249,900 JOSEPH P. GILROY REAL ESTATE 288-1444 Call Brenda at 570-760-7999 to schedule your appointment

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GOLF CLUBS. Ping, Taylor and Maxfil. Putter, bag, driver and woods. Also excellent starter set. Call for all details. $200 570-18644

FISH TANK. 29 gallon Hexagon. Currently salt water system. Includes tank, crushed coral bed, stand, filter, heater and power compact light. Fish ready. $250 570-899-5703


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TELEVISION, Sony, 27”, works great, $25. 570-735-7742. With remote and DVD/VCR combo player. $25.00 each or $40.00 for both. Call 570-814-9574

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DURYEA $339,900


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LAVA LAMP. Top cover missing, works great. $15 HOOP, portable basketball, $25, AQUARIUM, 5 gallon. Complete. $50 570-617-9863

DRIVER/DRILL. Dewalt 18 volt. Incl. 2 batteries & charger with nut runner kit. GRINDER Hitachi 4.5” $100 for both OBO 570-779-7658 FLOOR SANDER, PRO, drum sander, runs ok $500. NAILER, hammerhead Pneumatic. Excellent. $250 570-650-0804 JACK 6 TON Bottle Jack. $20. 570-851-4545. SAW HORSES, wood, heavy duty. $25. 674-7692 WRENCHES (20) $.25/each 570-823-6986

ARTOGRAPH. 12x18 light tracer light box. $25. 288-2949 BEER KEGERATOR. Beverage air, Model BM23-B. Stainless steel top and draft tower. Holds 1/2 barrel of beer. Needs some work $250 negotiable. 570-287-9939 BOX FANS, electric, two, $3 each. Small fan, #3. Electric Irons, $1 each. 570-823-6986 CART, for microwaves, tall with spice rack and bottom storage, $30. Grape fruit spoons, antique, six, $5. Picnic basket, large vintage, includes inside tray, $10. Clothing racks, two, large, chrome, $10 each. 674-7692 CHAIR, Bunny for small child, pink fur, $5, TREADMILL, $10, SKI/ROWER $10 RICE COOKER, $4, TV, 19” $4 570-696-3368 CLOTHES. Boys, over 50 items, (lg-xl 14-16, $45, ECH DECKS (ramps & skateboards, over 50-$45, DVD’S, children, various kids shows, 12 for $25, BOOKS, kids 25 for $20, DVD’s 12 for $25, WWE DVD’s 4 for $40, Skechers, womens, size 9, 3 for $30 WWE figures, (35) with accessories, $45, SKATES, hockey tour, boys sze 8, $15, JACKETS, womens, $40 for all. COATS & JACKETS (5) Boys, $40 for all, BOARD GAMES, Excellent, $45. Callfor details 237-1583 CONTAINERS, Heavy Duty, 4’ H,W,D. Holds 2,600 LBS of water, total of 6, $80 each. DRUMS, 55 gallons, metal, like new, open tops, 12 count, $15 each. Closed and removable tops, 16, $20 each. 570-446-8002

MOTORCYCLE CLOTHING, Call for pricing and details HEADBOARD, Queen, $175, LOVE SEAT, $300. Total price for all $1000. Call for details. 570-430-1131 PROBE, high voltage, by Polaris Reads DC to 40 KV. Very good condition, includes a carry case, $35. Isolation transformer, 400 VA, RCA, TV-ISOTAP, WP 26A. Very good condition. $25. 570-693-2820 RECORDS, 33 1/3, country and modern, $1 each. POSTER, of Dick Tracy, $2. 570-823-6986 SNOW BLOWER, $150, FURNITURE, outdoor, $150, DRIVER, Calloway, $50, WOOD, TaylorMade, $15. Call for details. 570-991-5300 TABLE, dining room with 1 leaf, 4 chairs. Like new, $400. Dinnerware, complete set of 12. Rose Pattern. $45. Chairs, outdoor lounge chairs with cushions, set of 2, solid medal, $50 each. 570-735-7619 TIRES new Good Year re-tread. 48.50x16.5 mud & snow $125 for all 4. (570) 735-3479 TIRES, very good condition. four, 275/55/20, $280. Two, 205/50R/17, $100. Two sets of two, 225/50R/17, $220. Two, 205/55R/16, $120. Two, 265/70R/16, $120. Two new 215/65R/17, $145. 570-780-9056 TIRES. (4) All season FIrestone FR 710. 175/65/R14. $80 all. 570-855-2568 WINDOW SASHES, from 1925, wavy type glass in them, first come first serve, must take all. 24 count, 12 top and 12 bottom. 570-574-0301

AVOCA $59,900

Priced to sell on West Center Hill Rd. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with finished basement. MLS 13-770 $134,900 JOSEPH P. GILROY Real Estate 288-1444 Call Brenda at 570-760-7999 to schedule your appointment DALLAS

316 Raspberry Rd. Blueberry Hills Like new 2 story home with first floor master bedroom and bath. Inground pool on nice corner lot with fenced in yard. Sunroom, hardwood floors, 2 car garage, full unfinished basement www.atlas MLS 13-610 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


105 Blueberry Drive Stunning 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in beautiful Blueberry Hills. Ultra modern kitchen, granite in all baths, bonus room off of master bedroom, master bath has whirlpool tub. Family room with fireplace. Two car garage, large unfinished basement. Composite deck with hot tub, and much more! Directions: North on Main St. Pittston to Duryea. Right on Phoenix, right into Blueberry hills, take right on Blackberry, turn right on Blueberry, and the property is on the right. Asking: 314,900. MLS# 13-483 Call Don Marsh at 814-5072

25 Washington St. Neat little Cape Cod in nice location. Very well cared for 2 bedroom home with gas heat, good size lot with driveway. Beats a Townhouse any day for this price. MLS 13-231 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


Always wanted an investment property but didn't know where to start??? Look no further! 5 unit!! Everything is updated in great condition. Beautiful apts, fully rented. This opportunity lets you buy, sit back & collect the rents. 2011 new roof, vinyl siding, cellulose insulation, refubished staircase, 2012 new carpet, stove & fridge in 3 apts, the list goes on. Don’t miss out. $109,999 MLS #12-3868 Cal/text Tony at 855-2424 or Donna @ 947-3824

Custom built colonial two-story. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, two vehicle garage. View of the Wyoming Valley. Located on a dead end, private street, just minutes from the Wyoming Valley Country Club, Hanover Industrial Park, & public transportation. Sun room, family room with wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors on 1st & 2nd floors, 1st floor laundry room & bathroom. Central cooling fan. Lower level recreation room with bar, lots of closets & storage, coal/wood stove, office/5th bedroom & bath. MLS #12-4610 $280,000 Louise Laine 283-9100 x20


HARDING $249,900

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1385 Mt. Zion Rd. Great country setting on 3.05 acres. Move in condition Ranch with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, inground swimming pool, hardwood floors. Finished basement with wet bar. 2 car garage, wrap around driveway. For more info and photos visit: MLS 12-2270 Call Tom 570-262-7716

Smith Hourigan Group 570-696-1195 EDWARDSVILLE

19 Thomas St. 4 bedroom, 2 bath with 2 car garage on quiet street. Super yard, home needs TLC, being sold AS IS. MLS 13-317 Call Tom 570-262-7716

209 Constitution Avenue Meticulously maintained 4 bedroom, 2 story, vinyl sided, 5 year old home situated on a generous lot. Large, modern kitchen, 3 baths, 1st floor family room, 2 car garage, deck and soooo much more! MLS #11-2429 $274,900 Call Florence Keplinger @ 715-7737


786 Toys & Games
BOOK, The Waltons Boy Book, $2. Puzzles, three total, $1 each. 823-6986 POOL TABLE. Regulation slate top. Can be used as pay per game or play without pay. Good shape. $100 OBO 570-822-9215 902 William St. Corner lot in Pittston Twp., 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, move in condition. Newer gas furnace and hot water heater, new w/w carpet in dining room & living room. Large yard. MLS 13-767 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

DURYEA $79,00
Newberry Estate The Greens 4,000 sq. ft. condo with view of ponds & golf course. Three bedrooms on 2 floors. 5 1/2 baths, 2 car garage & more. $449,900. MLS# 12-1480 Besecker Realty 570-675-3611 DALLAS TWP.

Nice 3 bedroom single family home with open floor plan & completely enclosed back yard. Close to shopping & public transportation. $47,000 Call Christine 570-332-8832

EXETER $89,900

Smith Hourigan Group 474-6307 HANOVER TWP.

570-613-9080 AFFORDABLE RENOVATED HOME! You’ll enjoy the space of the living room/dining room open floor plan with hardwood floors. Large trendy kitchen with new appliances. Spacious 2 bedrooms and bath with tiled jetted tub for relaxing. Peace of mind with new furnace, hot water heater & electrical box. Plenty of parking and nice yard. MLS 13-96 Michele Hopkins 570-540-6046

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

EXETER $149,000


19 Thomas St. 4 bedroom, 2 bath with 2 car garage on quiet street. Super yard, home needs TLC, being sold AS IS. MLS 13-317 Call Tom 570-262-7716 ATLAS REALTY, INC. 570-829-7200 EXETER

BERWICK 2691 Carpenter Rd. Magnificent raised ranch on estate setting. Total finished four bedroom, 2 bath home. This house features hardwood floors throughout. Finished basement with working fireplace. Large deck with swimming pool, two car detached garage set on 2.4 acres. MLS# 12-3158 $298,000 Dave Rubbico, Jr. 885-2693


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VICTORIAN Beautiful details throughout include exquisite woodwork, hardwood floors, stained glass. Open staircase, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths. Second floor office, finished 3rd floor, in-ground pool & 3 car garage. MLS#12-698 $207,000 Call Patsy 570-204-0983

534 Phoenix St. Reduced to $79,900


Rubbico Real Estate, Inc. 826-1600 570-759-3300 DURYEA Own this cozy 1/2 double for less than it costs to rent. $54,900 Ed Appnel 570-817-2500

March 20 - $1,607.50 We Pay At Least 80% of the London Fix Market Price for All Gold Jewelry or email us at wilkesbarregold@

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4 bedroom home, new construction, with deck & patio. Public water & sewer, 2 car garage. $223,900. Lots Available Build To Suit Call 822-1139 or 829-0897


Newer Handicap accessible one story home in great location. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath on double lot. Off street parking. www.atlas MLS 12-4490 Call Tom 570-262-7716

126 Mason St. Charming 2 story home with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, has it all! Professionally designed and remodeled with ultra modern kitchen and baths with granite, marble, hardwood, stainless appliances. Large lot with detached bonus cottage, garden shed and off street parking. Everything is new including plumbing, electrical, furnace and central air. WWW.atlas MLS 12-4156 Angie 570-885-4896 Terry 570-885-3041


OWNER FINANCING Newly remodeled mobile home on beautiful private land. 2 bedroom with a 30’ x 10’ addition. $4,990 Down, We Finance Balance. Call 570-332-8922


362 Susquehanna Avenue Completely remodeled, spectacular, 2 story Victorian home, with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new rear deck, full front porch, tiled baths & kitchen, granite countertops. All cherry hardwood floors throughout, all new stainless steel appliances & lighting. New oil furnace, washer/dryer in first floor bath. Great neighborhood, nice yard. $174,900 (30 year loan, $8,750 down, $887/month, 30 years @ 4.5%) NOT IN FLOOD 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

SELLER SAYS “MAKE ME AN OFFER” Come tour this wellmaintained 2-story at 10 Rowe St. This 1 owner, brick & vinyl home, in a great neighborhood, is in move-in condition. Large living room, formal dining room, large eat-in kitchen with tile floor, counter & backsplash. 3 bedrooms & modern bath with a tile tub/ shower. Finished lower level 21’ x 15’ family room with built-in storage, a 2nd full bath & laundry area/utility room. A “B-Dry” System, freshly painted & new carpeting on 1st & 2nd floors. Central air & new electric service. Attached 1 car garage with workshop or storage. Screened-in patio overlooks a large, level private back yard. For more information & to view photos online, go to: w w w. p r u d e n t i a l & enter PRU7W7A3 in the Home Search. PRICE REDUCED TO $131,900. MLS#12-3160. Call Mary Ellen Belchick 696-6566 or Walter Belchick 696-2600, Ext. 301

2032 ROUTE 92 RIVER VIEWS PLUS EXTRA LOT ON RIVER. Just 1/4 miles from boat launch, this great ranch home is perched high enough to keep you dry, but close enough to watch the river roll by. Surrounded by nature, this home features large living room and eat in kitchen, 3 bedrooms, full unfinished basement. Ready to move right in and enjoy country living just minutes from downtown. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-79 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


Large 4 bedroom with master bedroom and bath on 1st floor. New gas furnace and water heater with updated electrical panel. Large lot with 1 car garage, nice location. Must be sold to settle estate MLS 13-294 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



LAFLIN $254,900

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311 Lockville Road Stately brick 2 story, with in ground pool, covered patio, finished basement, fireplace & wood stove, 3 car attached garage 5 car detached garage with apartment above. MLS# 11-1242 NEW NEW PRICE $549,000 Please call Donna 570-613-9080

MSRP $19,020

Lease For


*Tax additional, Reg. additional, 39 month lease, 12,000 allowable miles per year, $2,100 due at signing. Must be approved through Ally S and A Tier only. 800+ CB score. Offer ends 3/31/13.


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NEW LISTING! Quality home in convenient location. Move in ready. Nice size rooms, finished room in basement used as 4th bedroom or office. Gas heat, off street parking. Three season porch. MLS#13-560 $115,500 Call Arlene Warunek 570-714-6112

24 Fordham Road Great Split Level in Oakwood Park, Laflin. 13 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. 2 car garage and large corner lot. Lots of space for the large or growing family. www. MLS 13-452 Call Charlie 570-829-6200



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WHITE-HAVEN 501 Birch Lane



MOOSIC $99,900

184 Rock St. Spacious brick Ranch with 3 bedrooms, large living room with fireplace. 3 baths, large Florida room with AC. Full finished basement with 4th bedroom, 3/4 bath, large rec room with wet bar. Also a cedar closet and walk up attic. www. MLS 12-3626 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

171 Third Avenue. COMPARE WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR MONEY! Modern 3 bedroom town house with 2 1/2 baths (master bath). Central air conditioning, family room, security system. Very low gas heating cost. Deck and patio, fenced yard, garage, Extras! MLS # 12-3011. (PHFA financing: $3,500 down, $557 month, 4.375% interest, 30 years). $115,000. Ask for Bob Kopec Humford Realty, Inc. 570-822-5126.

R. 1104 Springbrook Cape Cod home with endless possibilities. 3-4 bedroom, 1 bath, central air, plenty of storage. Enclosed porch, garage with carport. Situated on 3 lots. Directions: 181, Exit 180 Moosic (Rt. 11) L. onto 502, straight 1/2 mile. Turn R onto 8th St., up hill, turn left, house 3rd on right. MLS 13-607 Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

BIG PRICE REDUCTION! Nice home in great area. New Kitchen with many updates. great starter home! MLS#12-3870 $45,000 Dave Rubbico, Sr 881-7877

Owner, two rental properties, side by side, close to schools & LCCC. Great income potential, currently rented, recently remodeled. 252 and 254 East Grand Street. Buy now, interest rates low. Low taxes. Must See! $150,000 for both. Contact Vince 570-258-2450


PITTSTON $124,900


Rubbico Realty 826-1600

JENKINS TWP. $27,900

LAFLIN $129,900

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67 Carroll St. The WOW factor! Move right in and enjoy this renovated home with no worries! 3 bedrooms with lots of closet space. 2 full baths including a 4 piece master bath with custom tile work, open floor plan with modern kitchen with island, corner lot with off street parking and nice yard. Come and take a look! MLS 13-863 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

10 Norman St. Very nice, classic two story brick home with large rooms, 4 bedrooms, plenty of baths, large basement, open deck and covered deck. Large eat in kitchen, plenty of off street parking. MLS #11-2887. For more information and photos visit Call Colleen 570-237-0415

Lake Front Property at Shickshinny Lake! 4 Bedrooms, 2.75 baths, 2 kitchens, living room, large family room. 2 sunrooms, office & laundry room. Two car attached garage with paved driveway, above ground pool, dock & 100' lake frontage. $375,000 MLS #12-860 Call Kenneth Williams 570-542-2141

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151 E. Saylor Ave. Fixer upper with great potential in quiet neighborhood. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath with off street parking and nice yard. Directions: Rt 315, at light turn onto Laflin Rd to bottom of hill. Turn right onto E. Saylor. MLS 12-3672 Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

111 Laflin Road Nice 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath Split Level home with hardwood floors, 1 car garage, large yard and covered patio in very convenient location. Great curb appeal and plenty of off street parking. Rt. 315 to light @ Laflin Rd. Turn west onto Laflin Rd. Home is on left. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-2852 Keri Best 570-885-5082

KINGSTON $139,900

This one acre setting features a nice 1 bedroom home with good sized rooms that needs updating. 1 car garage. Enclosed back porch. Shed. Partially finished basement with 2nd kitchen (for canning). Coal burner in basement. MLS# 13-185 $99,900 Mary Ann Desiderio 570-715-7733

NEW LISTING! 1,460 sq. ft house. 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, gas heat. Can convert to two 1 bedroom apartments with separate entrances. MLS#13-472 $29,900 Call Dana Distasio 570-715-9333

NEW LISTING 260-262 E. Green Street Double Block Plenty of parking with paved back alley. Close to LCCC. New roof installed in 2007 along with a kitchen & bath update in #260. MLS #13-694 $65,900 Call Dana Distasio 570-715-9333



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PRICE REDUCED! Beautifully updated home in convenient Wyoming location. New foyer, updated kitchen, bathroom, walls & flooring. Nice size deck & front porch. Hardwood floors & stained glass window make the foyer a stunning entrance. Open floor plan between living room & dining room gives the rooms a larger feel. Great neighborhood & schools. #12-3852 REDUCED TO $139,000 Chris Jones 696-6558

Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath. Enjoy the amenities of a private lake, boating, basketball courts, etc. The home has wood floors and carpeting throughout. French doors in the kitchen that lead you out to the large rear deck for entertaining. The backyard has 2 utility sheds for storage MLS 12-1695 NEW PRICE $174,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340


696-2600 WAPWALLOPEN 359 Pond Hill Mountain Road



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LAFLIN $389,900
129 S. Dawes Ave. Three bedroom, 2 bath cape cod with central air, new windows, doors, carpets and tile floor. Full concrete basement with 9' ceilings. Walking distance to Wilkes Barre. Electric and Oil heat. MLS #123283. For more information and photos visit Call Tom 570-262-7716

Roomy 2 bedroom with office, large deck & off street parking for up to 4 cars. New electrical, plumbing, replacement windows & roof. Across the street from large park. Motivated Seller! $45,000 Call Christine 570-332-8832

7 CONCORD DRIVE $244,900 Two story, 1,800 sq. ft., in Oakwood Park. 8 rooms, cozy kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large living room, family room with fireplace, dining room, sunroom with hardwood floors. Two car garage, central air. Lot 100’ x 125’. Move in Condition. Call Ed at 570-655-4294 for appointment.


10 Fairfield Drive Exceptional & spacious custom built cedar home with open floor plan and all of the amenities situated on 2 lots in picturesque setting. Create memories in this 5 bedroom, 4 bath home with 18’ ceiling in living room, gas fireplace, granite kitchen, large 2 story foyer, huge finished lower level for entertaining with bar/full kitchen & wine cellar. Inground pool & hot tub. Directions: Rt 315 to Laflin Rd., right onto Oakwood Dr., right onto Fordham Rd, left onto Fairfield Dr., home is on the right. www.atlas MLS 12-4063 Call Keri Best 570-885-5082

183 GRACEDALE AVENUE OPEN HOUSE Sun., Mar. 24th, 1-3 pm Well maintained 3 bedroom, 1 bath, with large deck, above ground oval swimming pool, oversized 1 car detached garage on nearly 1 acre lot with stream. MLS #13-247 $112,000 Call Jim Banos 570-991-1883 for appointment Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340 MOUNTAIN TOP/ GLEN SUMMIT

570-613-9080 NANTICOKE

1457 S. Hanover St. Beautiful Tudor style split level home. This home features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, recreation room with a bar, wood burning stove, 2 tier patio, storage shed, fenced yard and 1 car garage. Security system and more. MLS 12-3292 $179,900 John Polifka 570-704-6846 Five Mountains Realty 570-542-2141

Amazing Property!!! Five bedrooms, 4 with private bath. spectacular master suite with sitting room + 3 room closet. Four fireplaces All hardwood floors. Gazebo style ceiling in library. 3 car garage. Resort-like yard with in-ground pool with cabana & outside bath. Adult amenities, full finished basement. PREQUALIFIED BUYERS ONLY MLS# 12-1091 Call Nancy Answini 570-237-5999 Joseph P. Gilroy Real Estate 570-288-1444 PITTSTON

NEW PRICE $64,900 9 rooms, aluminum sided, new windows & wrap around porch. Kitchen with all appliances, w/w carpet, laundry room with washer & dryer, nicely painted. Gas heat, walk up attic on 50 x 150 lot with shed. Call Joe, 613-9080

115 Hemlock St. Lots of updates in this roomy Cape Cod in a desirable neighborhood. Large eat in kitchen with new flooring. Finished basement with theater/rec room. Large level yard. Priced to sell! MLS 12-4231 Call Kevin Sobilo 570-817-0706

PLAINS SWOYERSVILLE 187 Shoemaker St. SUNDAY 3/24 From 12:00 til 2pm 32 Brian’s Place Townhouse in pristine condition. Move right in! Has location & view. Tastefully finished with two large bedrooms, two full baths and over sized closets. Living room with corner fireplace. Custom kitchen with hardwood floors. Well manicured lawns with privacy walls. 2,400 sq. ft. Recreation & multiuse room. A must see!! MLS#12-3622 $210,000 David Rubbico, Sr. 881-7877


4 bedroom home features a great yard with over 2 acres of property. Situated across from a playground. Needs some TLC but come take a look, you wouldn’t want to miss out. There is a pond at the far end of the property that is used by all surrounding neighbors. This is an estate and is being sold as is. No sellers property disclosure. Will entertain offers in order to settle estate. MLS 11-962 $49,900 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

70 N. Meade 3BR, 1 bath in move in condition with new electric box, water heater, and plumbing. Off street parking in rear for 3 cars, good credit and your house, taxes & insurance would be under $400/month. MLS #12-3900. For more information and photos visit Call Tom 570-262-7716


Motivated Seller! Roomy 4 bedroom in central location. New furnace, plumbing & electrical. Fenced yard with patio & shed. $45,000 Call Christine 570-332-8832

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1472 S. Hanover St. Well maintained bilevel. This home features 2 bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths, recreation room with propane stove. Walk out to a 3 season porch. Professionally landscaped yard. 1 car garage, storage shed, new appliances, ceiling fans. Close to LCCC. $153,900. Call 570-735-7594 or 570-477-2410 NANTICOKE

Room for all your needs! 4 bedroom home offers living & dining rooms AND an extra room for whatever you need. Separate laundry room on 1st floor, new carpeting in 3 bedrooms, new water heater in 2010, new Bath Fitter tub/shower. Recently re-graveled driveway, nice sized outdoor storage shed & plenty of off street parking. MLS #13-360 $95,000 Call/text Donna at 947-3824 or Tony at 855-2424

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Totally Redone! This cozy Cape Cod has 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Modern kitchen with granite countertops, ceramic tile backsplash and floor, all new hardwood throughout, new furnace, new wiring, new windows, duct work in place for central air, much more! Vinyl siding, large unfinished basement, deck, Off street parking. 24 hour notice to show. Asking $135,000. Call Don at 814-5072 Smith Hourigan Group 570-696-1195

128 LINDEN ST. Motivated Seller! Beautiful Cape Cod. 3+ bedrooms, 2 full baths. Ultra-modern kitchen with granite countertops, tile floors & laundry area. Dining room has French doors, with laminated floors. Plenty of closet space. 2nd floor master bedroom & adjoining den. New windows, water heater, electric, gas furnace. Three season porch, mudroom & fenced yard. $125,900. 570-883-9943 570-212-8684 WEST PITTSTON


735 N. Washington Street Spacious 2 story, 3 bedrooms with 2 ca detached garage, good starter home, needs TLC. MLS #12 3887. For more information and pho tos visit www.atlasre Call Tom 570-262-7716

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PLAINS TWP $189,900

SWOYERSVILLE STEEPLECHASE 112 Clear Springs Court NEW PRICE $164,000 Ledgeview Estates Updates, Updates, Updates – New hardwood floors, granite counter tops in kitchen, new granite vanities, tile floor, finished, walkout basement with gas fireplace. Call Donna 570-613-9080


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906 Homes for Sale

Park Office Building 400 Third Ave.

Officenter–250 250 Pierce Street

Beautifully appointed home on 2 acres. Community amenities include private lake with sandy beach, tennis courts, trails for hiking & biking. This home boasts perennial gardens & mature landscaping, fenced rear yard enclosing a 20x40 heated in-ground pool, raised garden, custom dog house & run. Entertain & dine on the wraparound porch with mahogany flooring & electric hurricane shutters. The residence features hardwood flooring, French doors, cherry kitchen, 3-4 bedrooms, updated heating/air. Emergency generator for inclement weather. MLS# 12-1647 $410,000. 696-2600 ext. 210. Maribeth Jones

25 W. Washington Move right into this very nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Lots of natural woodwork and a beautiful stained glass window. Newer kitchen appliances and w/w carpeting. Supplement your heating with a recently installed wood pellet stove. New roof installed 11/17/12. This home also has a one car detached garage. MLS 12-2171 $76,000 John Polifka 570-704-6846 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-542-2141 NANTICOKE

Officenter–270 270 Pierce Street

NANTICOKE $125,000
New Bridge Center 480 Pierce Street

38 E. Union Street Nice single, 3 bedrooms, gas heat, large yard. Central location. Affordable @ $64,900 TOWNE & COUNTRY REAL ESTATE Call 570-735-8932 or 570-542-5708 NANTICOKE

24 S. Prospect St. DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION! Former firehouse uniquely designed for multipurpose. Building includes a clubhouse in basement with bar and restrooms. Huge office, computer training room, large carpeted exercise/ utility room, garage and central air. Two (2) newer 150,00 BTU Modine overhead heaters. Offstreet parking behind building. This is a very solid structure located in a prime business area in Nanticoke! DON’T MISS THIS FANTASTIC INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! $86,000 MLS# 12-1666 Call Ron 570-817-1362

Double block in good condition. Four bedrooms on one side 2 on other family owned for many years. Current tenants are family members who pay all utilities. Carport & off street parking for 6+ vehicle pavilion. $67,000 Call Christine at 332-8832

20 Nittany Lane Affordable 3 level townhome features 2 car garage, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, lower level patio and upper level deck, gas fireplace, central air and vac and stereo system MLS 13-871 Call Colleen 570-237-0415


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50 Grandville Drive Outstanding 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhouse out of the flood zone. Formal dining room, family room, master bedroom suite. Central air & central vacuum. Deck, garage + many extras. Freshly painted and carpeted, so move right in! PHFA financing $5,300 down, monthly payment $847. interest rate of 4.375. $175,000. MLS # 13-195. Ask for Bob Kopec Humford Realty Inc 570-822-5126 WILKES-BARRE



PITTSTON $119,900

514 Main St. Grand older home being sold as-is. Four bedrooms, large kitchen, hardwood floors on first floor, vinyl sided, some newer windows. Needs work but makes a great winter project. MLS #12-2873. For more information and photos visit Call Colleen 570-237-0415

Great 3 bedroom, 1 bath with a large eat in kitchen & finished basement with a dry bar. Large fenced yard & extra lot included for additional parking. With- in walking distance of Wyoming Valley Mall! $134,900 MLS# 12-2479 Dave Rubbico, Sr. 881-7877

Officenter–220 220 Pierce Street

Professional Office Rentals
Full Service Leases • Custom Design • Renovations • Various Size Suites Available Medical, Legal, Commercial • Utilities • Parking • Janitorial Full Time Maintenance Staff Available

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WOW. Modern Ranch! King size brick Ranch located on the outskirts of Nanticoke, You’ll fall in love with the open floor plan. Sunny, large sunken living room, tiled modern kitchen, formal dining room, 3 bedrooms. Bath with tiled garden tub & glass shower. Additional amenity, finished lower level with fireplace. 3/4 bath with laundry area. MLS 12-4107 Michele Hopkins 570-540-6046

Rubbico Real Estate 826-1600 SWOYERSVILLE

Large, move-in condition 10 room, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2story home with offstreet parking near Barney Farms. This is a well maintained home with a large eat-in kitchen, maple cabinets & parquet floor. The furnace/central air conditioning is only 2 years old. Buy this home & enjoy your summer days & nights in your large screened in rear porch or in the fenced yard with a black top patio/basketball court. MLS#13-69 $169,900 Karen Altavilla 283-9100 x28

Nice home in Hickory Hill Community. Great bi-level with open floor plan and plenty of space for all your needs. Serene wooded lot and a stream that runs trough it. Make this your seasonal home or your permanent place to call home. House sold as is. Inspections for buyers information only. Owner willing to consider rent to own option. MLS #12-4331 $95,000 Call/text Donna 947-3824 or Tony at 855-2424

253 Parrish St. Spacious home, ready to move into. Large open floor plan offers a great layout for all your needs. Three bedrooms, plus lower level family room. Modern bath and open kitchen. Shared driveway gives you off street parking for a couple of cars,detached garage. MLS #123628. For more information and photos visit Call Colleen 570-237-0415


901-1020 WILKES-BARRE 68 Jones Street 61 Puritan Lane Are you spending more than $400/mo on rent?? Owning this home could cost you less! With 3 bedrooms and a fenced in yard, this home makes a perfect place to start your homeownership experience. Ask me how! MLS #12-1823. For more information and photos visit Call Colleen 570-237-0415


393 E. Noble St. Check out this 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with 1 car detached garage. This home features a Jacuzzi tub, newer roof, furnace, hot water heater, replacement windows, fenced yard and large covered deck. MLS 13-613 $77,900 Call John Polifka 570-704-7846 FIVE MOUNTAINS REALTY 570-542-2141

25 Swallow St. Grand 2 story home with Victorial features, large eat in kitchen with laundry, 3/4 bath on first floor, 2nd bath with claw foot tub, lots of closet space. Move in ready, off street parking in rear. MLS 12-3926 Call Colleen 570-883-7594

Nothing to do but just move in! 23 Laurel Street 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Excellent condition! Off street parking, new roof, and all appliances included. Playground right around the corner. $139,900 Call (570)690-2886


696-2600 317 Kossack St. First floor laundry, new carpet, laminate flooring and a great 3 season porch to entertain in. Lots of potential! MLS 12-4408 $69,900 Kevin Sobilo 570-817-0706

Split level, stone exterior, multi-tiered deck, bluestone patio, flood damaged, being sold as is condition. $73,500 CALL DONNA 570-613-9080


This 2 story home features 3 bedrooms, 1 & 1.5 baths, an attached sunroom, private back yard, large living room all great for entertaining. Close to schools & shopping. $44,900. MLS 12-3211 Call Karen Coldwell Banker Rundle Real Estate 570-474-2340

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THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013 906 Homes for Sale 909

TIMES LEADER 909 Income & Commercial Properties 912 Lots & Acreage
Scenic level 2 acre building lot is perked & surveyed & ready for your dream home! Owner is selling for $95,000 but will discount to $70,000 if you consider building a green energy efficient type home on lot. Privately owned & located on Lake Louise Rd within 1/2 mile of Twin Oaks Golf Club. For more info 570-288-9050 after 5 pm Serious inquiries only.

906 Homes for Sale

WILKES- BARRE $112,000

43 Richmont Ave. Worth more than listed price, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath Cape Cod home has central air, hardwood floors, fenced yard, above ground pool, modern kitchen and baths. MLS 13-789 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

RENOVATED, MODERN, OPEN FLOOR PLAN TOWNHOUSE. Great Location, convenient to Wilkes-Barre & Scranton. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, single car attached garage, kitchen, dining & living rooms, deck. Stainless steel appliances, Corian countertops, no HOA. $159,900 570-654-1964


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BEAR CREEK $149,900

Completely remodeled with new addition in prime location. 2 separate Main Street entrances. Can be used as one office or two. Handicapped accessible, security system, garage, 2 kitchens, 2 baths, newer roof and heating system. A Must See! $289,000. Call Christine 570-332-8832

WILKES-BARRE Owner Retiring Turn Key Night Club For Sale. Two full bars, game area. Four restrooms. Prime Location!!! Creative financing Available $80,000, Dave Rubbico, Jr.


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1255 Laurel Run Rd. Bear Creek Twp., large commercial garage/warehouse on 1.214 acres with additional 2 acre parcel. 2 water wells. 2 newer underground fuel tanks. May require zoning approval. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-208 Call Charlie 570-829-6200


PITTSTON $115,000

35 Hillard St. Hardwood floors, fenced in yard, large deck. Off street parking. 3 bedroom home with 1st floor laundry. Move in condition. For more info and photos visit: www.atlas MLS 12-1655 Colleen Turant 570-237-0415

30 E. Poplar St. Multi - Family 5 apartments and a 2 car garage, all rented. Off street parking for 8 cars. Great investment. MLS 13-680 Tom Salvaggio 570-262-7716

• 61 +/- Acres Nuangola $95,000 • 46 +/- Acres Hanover Twp. $79,000 • Highway Commercial KOZ Hanover Twp. 3+/Acres 11 +/- Acres •Wilkes-Barre Twp. Acreage Zoned R-3 • Sugar Notch Lot $13,500 See Additional Land for Sale at: Call: 570-823-3445 HANOVER TWP Slope St. Nice building lot with utilities available. Ideal home site. Affordable at $12,900 TOWNE & COUNTRY RE CO 570-735-8932 570-542-5708 Hughestown Boro

Land For Sale


KING OF THE MOUNTAIN! Truly a 360 degree view from the highest point of this property. 48.49 acres to be sold as one parcel. Build your dream house here or buy and sub-divide. Will require well and septic system. Just minutes from Highway 315, near the Casino but very private. www.atlas MLS 12-4142 Only $149,000 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

HI-MEADOWS APARTMENTS 1075 Memorial Hwy. Low & Moderate Income Elderly Rentals Include: *Electric Range & Refrigerator *Off Street Parking *Community Room *Coin Operated Laundry *Elevator. *Video Surveilence Applications Accepted by Appointment 570-675-5944 8a.m. - 4 p.m. TDD Only, 1-800-654-5984 Voice Only, 1-800-654-5988 Handicap Accessible Equal Housing Opportunity DALLAS MEADOWS APARTMENTS 220 Lake St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,450. 570-675-6936, TDD 800-654-5984 8 am-4 pm, Mon-Fri. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE


1st floor, 3 bedrooms, wall to wall carpeting and freshly painted, central air, eat in kitchen with appliances. Off street parking. Laundry room with bonus washer and dryer. Heat & cooking gas included. Tenant pays electric & water. $640 + security. No Pets. Call 570-814-1356

3029 South Main St


276 Bennett St. 2nd floor, large, 2 bedroom, large living room, den, dining room, tiled bath, kitchen with stove and refrigerator, washer and dryer hook up, off street parking. Water and sewer included. $600 plus utilities and security, no pets or smoking. References. Call 570-288-7309 Leave Message


1st floor, large 1 bedroom apartment. Newly renovated, off street parking, washer/ dryer hook up. SPRINGTIME SPECIAL! $725/month, all utilities included. 570-443-0770 PITTSTON One & two bedroom apartments. 1st & 2nd floor. Newly painted. $500/month + security. Includes range & refrigerator, washer/dryer hook up & sewage. Off street parking. Call Bernie 570-655-4815 ROTHSTEIN INC. REALTORS 288-7594


2 bedroom , wall to wall carpet, appliances, Lake rights. Off street parking. No pets. Lease, security and references. 570-639-5920



DURYEA $39,900

142-144 Carroll St. Well maintained, fully rented 4 unit investment property in quiet neighborhood. Owner took good care of this property. www.atlas MLS 12-4514 Call Terry 570-885-3041 or Angie 570-885-4896


SHICKSHINNY 23+/- acres of wooded land and farmland with barn in good condition and a nice travel trailer. Well on property. MLS#12-2572 $115,000 Ken Williams 542-8800 Five Mountains Realty 542-2141 SHICKSHINNY 26 acres of mostly open land for a beautiful homesite near Shickshinny Lake. MLS #12-3394 $130,000 Ken Williams 542-8800 Five Mountains Realty 542-2141 SHICKSHINNY LAKE

1st Ave. 1 bedroom, single occupancy, off-street parking, no pets, references. $450 + utilities. Call 570-655-9229


3 rooms & bath on 2nd floor. Washer, dryer, range & refrigerator. Off street parking, no pets or smoking. $450/month + utilities & security. . 570-696-1763



AVAILABLE NOW 3rd floor, 3 bedroom. $600 + security. Sewer & garbage included. 570-574-4380


PITTSTON $129,900

77 Schuler St. NOTHING to do but move right in! This home has everything you need...3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large fenced in yard, screened in porch, off street parking, quiet neighborhood. Home recently remodeled inside & out. www.atlas MLS 13-467 Call Colleen 570-237-0415

93 Main St. Four units. 3 residential and one storefront.Great corner location, flood damaged home being sold as is. For more info visit: www.atlas MLS 12-1948 Call Tom 570-262-7716


Income Property Out of flood area 5 apartments, 2 buildings on one lot in excellent condition. Hardwood floors. $95,000 570-822-9697

HANOVER Repossessed

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Three bedroom ranch on corner lot, convenient to Wilkes-Barre Blvd. & Rt. 81. Living room, dining room & modern kitchen. Enclosed porch with large deck and hot tub, full basement, 1 car garage, shed and carport. All electric. Maintenance Free. $99,900 Leave Message 570-824-8245 KINGSTON

224 William St. Are you a hairdresser or barber? Need a space for an in home business? This might be just what you’re looking for. Well maintained 4 bedroom home with salon (previously a barber shop for 60 years). Very well established, high visibility location and additional home with 3 bedrooms currently rented to a tenant. Must be sold as one package. MLS 13-216 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

Well established Italian Restaurant on the West Side with seating for 75. Business only includes good will, all furniture and fixtures, all kitchen equipment and delivery van for $150,000. Building sold separately. Restaurant on 1st floor and 2 bedroom luxury apartment on 2nd floor for $250,000. www.atlasrealty MLS 12-3433 Call Charlie

1/2 acre of land for sale in Hughestown Boro. 92’ road frontage & over 300’ deep. Public sewer, water, & gas. Located behind Grace Luxury Apts. on Division St. $55,000. 17,000 sq. ft. lot for sale in Hughestown Boro. 118’ road frontage x 137’ deep. Back property line is 132’ wide. Public sewer, water, & gas. Located behind Grace Luxury Apts on North View Drive. $35,000 570-760-7326


Enjoy peace & quiet in the country at Mira Val Apts near highways 80 & 81. 2 bedrooms, private garage. Call for more details & an appointment. $850/ mo + utilities. No pets. Non smoking. 570-788-3441 2 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. Modern with enclosed porch & patio, one car garage with remote. Washer & dryer hookup. 1 year lease and security. $495 No Pets. Call Charlie 570-829-1578


3rd floor, 1 bedroom, living & dining rooms. Large kitchen with enclosed back porch, new appliances. Heat & water included. No pets/smoking. $625 /month & security. 570-714-3332



Charming 2 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment, features a fireplace, built-in bookcases, large living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen, sun room & much more! $525 + utilities. Available April 1st. Please call 570-714-8568


trimmed Colonial, 2nd floor 2 bedroom unit with wood paneled loft. Remodeled completely, maple kitchen, all appliances, gorgeous enclosed porch, covered carport, gas fireplace, more! $850 + utilities. 2 YEAR SAME RENT LEASE, NO PETS / SMOKING. EMPLOYMENT V E R I F I C AT I O N

SPLIT LEVEL STYLE brick Beautiful

One bedroom, 2nd floor. Recently renovated. Bath with shower, eat in kitchen, stove & refrigerator. Living room, large bedroom, air, plenty of closet space. 2 entrances. Washer/dryer hook up in basement. 1 off street parking space. $450 + security & application., Call (570)823-0372


AMERICA REALTY 570-288-1422
1 Bedroom apartments for elderly, disabled. Rents based on 30% of ADJ gross income. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. TTY711 or 570-474-5010 This institution is an equal opportunity provider & employer.




EFFICIENCY All appliances, no pets/no smoking. Utilities paid. Background check & references required. Near bus stop. $475/month + 1 month security. (570)592-2902


302 HAZLE STREET Duplex. Each unit has 2 bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, basement storage, gas heat. Big back yard, off street parking. $60,000, negotiable 570-760-7378


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KINGSTON HUGE PRICE REDUCTION! 302-304 Wyoming Avenue One of the only commercial building lots available on Wyoming Ave. Make this extremely busy site the next address of your business. MLS 08-1872 $59,900 Jay A. Crossin Ext. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 LEHMAN 9 Acres on Lehman Outlet Road. 470’ front, over 1,000’ deep. Wooded. $125,000. Call Besecker Realty 570-675-3611 BUILDING LOT REDUCED $28,500 Corner of Drake St. & Catherine, Moosic. 80x111 building lot with sewer & water available, in great area with newer homes. Corner lot. For more details visit MLS #12-1148. Call Charlie

Location, Location, Location A most unique & desirable lakefront property. This is an opportunity to purchase a centrally situated lot with an unmatched view of this beautiful lake. If you are looking for that special building site, this is it! MLS# 11-1269 $169,900 Call Dale Williams Five Mountains Realty 570-256-3343

Beautiful 1st floor. 1 bedroom 1/2 duplex. Eat-in kitchen, appliances included refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, & washer / dryer hook-up. No pets. $720/ mo + security heat, hot water & sewage included. 570-301-7247


915 Manufactured Homes
2 bedrooms, 1 bath mobile home located in a park on a rented lot along a quiet, dead end road. Covered carport and shed. In good condition, but needs updating $8000. OBO. Please call 570-829-3476 or 570-994-6308

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TOWNHOUSE Wildflower Village Like New! 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, living room, large dining/kitchen area. Deck. $695/mo + utilities. No Pets. 570-696-4393


Light, bright, 3rd floor, 2 bedrooms, carpeted. Security system, garage Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Heat & hot water furnished. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $730. month. Call 570-287-0900 KINGSTON Modern 2nd floor. Spacious 3 bedroom, hardwood floors, modern kitchen with appliances, laundry in unit. Electric heat. Small dog acceptable. No Smoking. $800 month plus utilities & $800. security deposit. Call Rae 570-714-9234

2nd floor. Bus stops at door. 5 rooms. Range, refrigerator, washer/dryer. Wall to wall carpet. Newly remodeled. Utilities by tenant. $495/month + secunity. no pets. 570-574-1276 or 570-288-4860


No pets. Rents based on income start at $405 & $440. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. 570474-5010 TTY711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 1 bedroom, very modern, washer & dryer hookups, off street parking, no pets $425 + utilities & security 570-814-0167




575 Susquehanna Avenue

Great opportunity for this 2,900 sq. ft. professional office building in high traffic area. Currently used as a veterinary clinic but is easily adapted for other uses. See how this space can be used for you! Open entry space, individual offices, full basement for storage, central air, and gas heat. Parking for 12 cars. MLS-12-416 $339,000 Call Rhea for details 570-696-6677

68 William St. Great investment property with 3 units and separate utilities. Each unit has 2 entrances and washer hook up. Roof is 5 years old. For more info visit: www.atlas MLS 12-1897 $69,900 Call Tom 570-262-7716

Bear Creek Blvd. Wonderful opportunity! Beautiful 3.45 acre wooded building lot for your new home. 200' frontage. MLS #13-157 $39,900 Mary Ann Desiderio 570-715-7733

1 2nd floor apt. Living room, kitchen, full bath, background check & references required. $575 month + security. heat included. Tenant pays electric. 201-304-3469

GLEN LYON bedroom,


TOWNHOUSE Convenient location, very low maintenance. Total electric. Living and dining room, 1.5 baths. 2 large bedrooms. Appliances, w/d hookup included. Very small yard. Private parking sewer paid, security reference and lease. Not section 8 approved. No smoking or pets $575 + utilities. 570-779-2694



BY OWNER Immaculate double wide on one rural acre. Not in flood zone. $75,000. Call Jackie at 570-925-6427


Smith Hourigan Group 570-474-6307 DALLAS Commercial Vacant Land

1st floor 4 room apt. Electric & propane gas heat. Off street parking. Washer /dryer hookup, refrigerator, garbage included. No dogs. $400/month references required, 1 year lease + 1 month security. 570-714-1296


KINGSTON Newly remodeled. 2

bedrooms, 1 bathroom, wall to wall, off street parking, washer/dryer hookup in the basement. $510/per month. Call (570)288-9507 KINGSTON One bedroom, kitchen, living room & full bath. Includes w a s h e r / d r y e r, stove, refrigerator, off street parking for 1 car. Water & heat included. One year lease + security. $550. Call Flo 570-674-1718

2nd floor, 1 bedroom non smoking. Water & sewer refuge included. No pets. 1 year lease + references. $400/month + security & utilities. Call 570-735-3719


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(1 mile north of Shickshinny) 1 open efficiency, on Route 11, Includes heat, air, garbage, satellite TV, & water. Tenant pays electric. $575/month + security. New stove & refrigerator included. Plenty of parking. Truckers Welcome! 570-793-9530


NEWPORT TWP. PLYMOUTH TWP. 2.12 acres of commercial land in a prime Back Mountain location. Ideal spot to build an office or professional building. Corner wooded lot. Water,electric & gas available to be run to site. Call Rhea for details MLS#12-4281 570-696-6677 $249,900

4 bedroom, 2 full bath in a great neighborhood. New windows entire home, finished lower level, detached garage, 4 season sunroom. Master suite has new full bath and large walk in closet. New above ground pool with deck. Must see! PRICED TO SELL $179,000 570-885-6848




341 Wyoming Ave. 3 story Victorian home located in a high exposure area. Has all the lovely signature woodwork of a grand VIctorian of yesteryear! Can be restored for use as a residential home or a landlord investment. Currently subdivided into multiple office spaces and 2 apartments. MLS 12-617 $149,000 Jay A. Crossin EXT. 23 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 NANTICOKE

Route #11 Two Bay Garage in high traffic location. 250 frontage ideal for contractor, auto repair, small business. priced to sell at $95,000. Towne & Country Real Estate Co. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708 UNION TWP Great Old 80 Acre Farm, Location Next to Northwest High School with approx. 35 acres of fields & 45 acres wooded. Small pond, barn, old farmhouse with out buildings(in poor condition - little or no value) plenty of road frontage. MLS #13-807 $359,000 Call Richard Long 406-2438

1 mile south of L.C.C.C. Established developement with underground utilities including gas. Cleared lot. 100’ frontage x 158. $35,000. Lot 210 ‘ frontage 158’ deep on hill with great view $35,000. Call 570-736-6881 PLAINS TWP.


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39 acres of wooded & cleared property, ideal for your custom dream home & country estate. $299,900 Christine 570-332-8832

2nd floor, modern living room & kitchen. 2 bedrooms & bath. Off street parking. Washer/dryer hookup. Appliances. Bus stop at the door. Water Included. $575 + utilities & security. No pets. TRADEMARK REALTY GROUP 570-954-1992


KEN POLLOCK APARTMENTS 41 Depot Street Low and Moderate Income Elderly Rentals Include: * Electric Range & Refrigerator * Off Street Parking * Community Room * Coin Operated Laundry * Elevator * Video Surveilance Applications Accepted by Appointment 570-736-6965 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. TDD Only, 1-800-654-5984 Voice Only, 1-800-654-5988 Handicap Accessible Equal Housing Opportunity


3 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, offstreet parking, $595/month + utilities, security, lease. HUD accepted. Call 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727



603 Willowcrest Dr. Super end unit townhouse, no fees. 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, central air, electric heat, cathedral ceiling with skylights. Large family room with propane stove and it’s own ductless air. MLS 13-482 Call Tom 570-262-7716

675-4400 SWEET VALLEY 3.8 acres, zoned B2 with home & pond. Priced for quick sale. High traffic area Located at the intersection of Rt. 118 & Main Road. $89,000 Call Richard Long 406-2438

105 S. Market St. Superb, brick commercial building with second floor apartment. Well maintained. Ideal for beauty salon, startup small business. Call for details. Priced to sell at $125,000. Towne & Country Real Estate Co. 570-735-8932 570-542-5708

Memorial Highway 3.65 acre B-2 commercial parcel with 488’ of prime frontage on busy Rt. 415. Ideal for retail/office development, bank, restaurant. The possibilities are endless. Property has a 30x40 Pole Barn with concrete floor. MLS 12-4396 $425,000 Mark R. Mason 570-331-0982 CROSSIN REAL ESTATE 570-288-0770 DALLAS TOWNSHIP 63 acres with about 5,000’ roadfront on 2 roads. All Wooded. $385,000. Call Besecker Realty 570-675-3611

570-613-9080 SHAVERTOWN Beautiful 1 acre building lot located in established back Mountain sub-division. Buy now and start building your dream home in the spring. Lot has underground utilities, public sewer and private well. MLS #13-137 $62,400 Christine Pieczynski 696-6569

NON SMOKING Spacious 2 bedroom. Modern kitchen, separate living & dining rooms. Includes: heat, hot water, cable & garage. $800/month, no pets, references, 1 month security. 570-675-4128

BACK MOUNTAIN 2nd floor.

room apartments. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hook up. Rent based on 30% of income. Application, security required. Luzerne County Housing Authority Equal Housing Opportunity. 570-287-9661, #229

GLEN LYON Remodeled 3 bed-

SECOND FLOOR Efficiency Apartment Refrigerator and stove provided. All utilities included. Nice neighborhood. $475 per month. Lease, first & security deposit. R e f e r e n c e s required. No pets. 570-288-5569


LEXINGTON VILLAGE 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher & washer/dryer provided. Attached garage. Pet friendly. Water, sewer & trash included. 59 Agostina Drive 570-735-3500


203 Delaware Ave. . 4 rooms, no pets, no smoking, off street parking. Includes heat, water, sewer, fridge, stove, w/d. High security bldg. 570-655-9711 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, washer/dryer, fridge and stove, dishwasher, central air, electric heat, no pets, $600 Call John 570-654-1909



KORN KREST 1 bedroom, heat, hot water, sewer, garbage, stove & refrigerator included. Lease & security required. $565/ month. 570-760-5095 HANOVER Newly remodeled, 5 rooms, new appliances, w/d hookup, w/w carpet, off street parking, BBQ area. No pets, no smoking. $625 includes water. Security & credit check. 570-650-7083


Near Kingston Corners, 2nd floor, totally remodeled. clean & bright. One bedroom, living room, office/den, laundry room off large kitchen. Gas range, oak cabinets, modern bath, walk up attic, ceiling fans in each room. New flooring, mini-blinds, 2 air conditioners, yard parking, water & sewer included. No pets, smoking., $600/month + utilities, lease & security. 570-288-9843


Nice 2 bedroom Eat-in kitchen, living room, full bath, stove/fridge, washer/dryer hook-up. $500 + utilities. NO PETS. Call: 570-760-3637 or 570-477-3839


Efficiency, refrigerator & stove washer/dryer, A/C, no pets, $400 month + utilities. Call John at (570)654-1909 WEST PITTSTON GARDEN VILLAGE APARTMENTS 221 Fremont St. Housing for the elderly & mobility impaired; all utilities included. Federally subsidized program. Extremely low income persons encouraged to apply. Income less than $12,450. 570-655-6555 TDD 800-654-5984 8 am-4 pm Monday-Friday. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE 425 West 8th Street 2nd floor, 2 bedroom with off street parking, washer/ dryer hook up, stove. No pets. $525/mo + security. Sewer & garbage included, other utilities by tenant. 570-760-0458


Very clean, nice 1 bedroom. Heat, hot water & garbage fees included. Washer/dryer available, stove, refrigerator, air conditioning. No pets/no smoking. $525 + security. Call 570-542-5610



Large 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen with appliances, tiled bath, deck. No Pets. $425. 570-696-1866




Municipal Rd. 1st floor 2 bedroom, Living room, dining room, kitchen, bath. Forced air propane heat, carport. $595. Call 570-332-3562


wall, off-street parking, coin laundry, water, sewer & garbage included. $495/month + security & lease. HUD accepted. 570-687-6216 or 570-954-0727

LUZERNE 1 bedroom, wall to

1 bedroom, 1 bath, living room, kitchen, 2nd floor, off street parking. Clean & neat. $400. Available 4/1. Call Steve (570) 468-2488


Beautiful 1 bedroom Newly remodeled from top to bottom. If interested please call 570-239-3950


2 bedroom, full kitchen, large closets. No pets/smoking. Sewer & trash included. $475. Call 570-262-5399


1 room + bath efficiency. Wall to wall carpeting, includes all utilities plus garbage & sewer. Stove & refrigerator included. Security. No pets. $400/ month. Call 570-655-1606


bedrooms. Includes all utilities, parking, laundry. No pets. From $390 to $675. Lease, security & references. 570-970-0847

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3 bedrooms, 1 bath. All appliances including washer & dryer. Small fenced yard. 1st floor hardwood. Large kitchen. No pets $650/month + utilities & security 570-881-3359 Clean, 5 room 2 bedroom, carpeting, hookups, yard, electric heat. $525 + utilities. No pets. 868-4444




Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
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HEIGHTS Townhouse type apartments. 2 bedrooms, stove, fridge, washer/ dryer hookup. Off-street parking. Utilities by tenant. No pets or smoking. $495/month. 570-825-8355 6 to 8 pm ONLY


WILKES-BARRE Š1 bedroom water included Š2 bedroom water included Š3 bedroom single HANOVER Š2 bedroom 1/2 double. Š4 bedroom double LUZERNE Š2 bedroom, water included. PITTSTON ŠLarge 1 bed room water included McDermott & McDermott Real Estate Inc. Property Management 570-675-4025 (direct line) Mon-Fri. 8-7pm Sat. 8-noon

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3 bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, stove, garage. Large, spacious rooms, all utilities by tenant. No pets. $700/month. 570-760-5095



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SAVE MONEY THIS YEAR! 113 Edison Street Quiet neighborhood. 2 bedroom apartments available for immediate occupancy. Heat & hot water included. 1 Bedroom $550 2 Bedroom $650. Call Jazmin 570-822-7944



Formerly The Travel Lodge 497 Kidder St., Wilkes-Barre Rooms Starting at: Daily $44.99 + tax Weekly $189.99 + tax Microwave, Refrigerator, WiFi, HBO 570-823-8881 www.Wilkes

Set up as a full court basketball court with hardwood floors, men’s & ladies room and changing room. Could be put to any related use ie: fitness gym, basketball camp or anything that requires a large open space. Lots of free parking, heat and utilities are included. Rent is is $3,000 per month Call Charlie 570-829-6200

3002 N. Twp Blvd. Medical office for rent on the Pittston By-Pass. Highly visible location with plenty of parking. $1,800 sq. ft. of beautifully finished space can be used for any type office use. $1,750/ mo. plus utilities. MLS 13-098 Call Charlie 570-829-6200

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2nd floor. Off street parking. All appliances including washer & dryer. Gas heat. No pets. $575/month + utilities, security. 570-881-3359

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109 Carey Avenue 3 bedroom, 2nd floor on 2 floors. Living & dining rooms, kitchen & bath. Fridge & stove included. Washer/dryer hook-up. Off street parking for 1 car. Tenant pays utilities. Ready May 1st. $600 + security. 570-270-3139


North Main Street 1 block from General Hospital, 3 room apartment, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator, 1st & last months rent + security, references required. Water Paid. $525/per month 570-706-6487 After 6 p.m.


square foot commercial building available, within Main Clark Summit area. Will lease first and second floors separately or together. More than adequate parking with rental. Professional inquiries only. Call: 570-499-6409 570-587-5048 For information.

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108 S. Main Street 5,000 square feet. Suitable for many businesses. Parking for 100 cars. $600/month + security. 570-540-0746.


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WAREHOUSE/ OFFICE SPACE 5,000 sq. ft. with parking lot. Office, 1,000 sq. ft. Off I-81, EXIT 165 Call 570-823-1719 Mon. Through Fri. 7 am TO 3 pm.


3/1 Bath. Freshly painted, newer carpeting, modern kitchen with appliances. $635.00 + utilities 570-239-3887


HANOVER TWP. 34 Allenberry Dr. End Unit! Many windows make this 2 bedroom, 2 bath Townhouse bright and pleasant. Please contact David at 570-235-7599

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BACK MTN. AREA 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 3 garage stalls on approximately 3 acres. Lawncare & snow plowing included. Tunkhannock School District. $1,200/month. Call Richard Long 570-406-2438

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Small 2 bedroom single family house for rent. $500 a month. Security deposit required. Background check. Some appliances included. NO PETS. Call 570-466-2233 for details.


2 ment. 1 bath. Eat in kitchen. Closed in terrace. Full usable attic. $625 + utilities & security. Call: 718-809-3338

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Very Nice 2 bedroom. 2nd Floor $540 + utilities. Security, References, Background check. 570-332-8792 WILKES-BARRE RENTALS Two, 3, & 4 bedrooms. $650-$900.


900 Sq. Ft. STORE RETAIL SPACE Will be vacant as of January 1, 2013 200 Spring St. Wilkes-Barre Great for a Barber Shop! Call Michael at 570-239-7213


Lease Space Available, Light manufacturing, warehouse, office, includes all utilities with free parking. I will save you money!


1,750 SQ. FT. & 2,400 SQ.FT OFFICE/RETAIL 2,000 FT. Fully Furnished With Cubicles. 570-829-1206

BEST $1 SQ. FT. LEASES YOU’LL EVER SEE! Warehouse, light manufacturing. Gas heat, sprinklers, overhead doors, parking for 30 cars. Yes, that $1 sq.ft. lease! We have 9,000 sq.ft., 27,000 sq.ft., and 32,000 sq. ft. Can combine. There is nothing this good! Sale or Lease Call Larry @ 570-696-4000 or 570-430-1565





4,200 sq. ft. building with two overhead garage doors. $300/month. Option to buy, leave a message. 570-592-3575


bi-level, living room with hardwoods, oak kitchen, with granite counter tops, three bedroom, and full bath, 14’ by 16’ deck all upstairs. Family room, bedroom or office, full bath, 1 car garage and patio all downstairs. 100’ by 150’ lot. Rent, $1,450 month plus utilities no pets. Call Kevin Smith, 696-5420.

DALLAS BOROUGH 1,700 square feet

Fully remodeled. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. close to schools & shopping. All new appliances. Front & rear porches, full basement & attic. Off street parking. $850/month + utilities, security & lease. Call 570-824-7598


luxurious 3 bedroom townhome features hardwood floors on main floor, finished basement, large master suite, private outdoor deck and back yard, off street parking, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, DirecTV, highspeed internet, garbage, sewer, gas heat with brand new furnace, central air conditioning with brand new compressor, brand new carpeting on 2nd floor in all bedrooms, extra closet space, large basement storage room, wood blinds in aLL rooms, all yard maintenance and snow plowing included. This is an end unit with only one other unit attached. Rent is $1,400. per month & requires $1,400. security deposit. Minimum one year lease required. Must fill out credit application. NO PETS. 570-840-1960




Lease 20,000 sq. ft. I-81 on Casey Ave. Zoned M-3 for manufacturing, warehouse storage. Electric, gas heat, sprinkler. HE lighting, 21’ ceilings, 1 drive in & 3 dock doors. Can be subdivided. Call Bob Post 570-270-9255


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Beautiful 1 bedroom, Bayside. Two Olympic sized pools + kiddie pool. Tennis courts. 120th St. $850/week. 570-313-2782




Nice, clean furnished room, starting at $340. Efficiency at $450 month furnished with all utilities included. Off street parking. 570-718-0331

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1 bedroom, large kitchen, living room, one bathroom, refrigerator, stove, washer/dryer, air conditioner. Basement, yard, off street parking and deck. No smoking no pets. $595 a month plus utilities and security. Call (570) 586-3015


Smith Hourigan Group 696-1195

1 bedroom house on Sylvan Lake, $515/month, plus utilities & one month security. Available April 1. Call 570-256-7535


excellent schools. Modern, 4 bedrooms, office, 2 full baths. Living, dining rooms. Finished family room, granite kitchen with ceramic tile. Large wrap around deck, out door Jacuzzi, in ground heated pool. Gas heat. Four car off street parking. $1,500/month + utilities, security + last month deposit. Includes fridge, stove, washer/dryera, sewer & trash. Available July 1st. Pictures available through e-mail. Call 570-545-6057.

SHAVERTOWN Good location,

Private entrance & bath. Non smoking, drug free. Subject to background check. $100 weekly + $200 security. 570-239-3997 Leave Message!

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For lease. Available immediately, washer/dryer on premises, no pets. We have studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. On site parking. Fridge & stove provided. 24/7 security camera presence & all doors electronically locked. 1 bedroom - $450. 2 bedroom - $550. Water & sewer paid 1 month security deposit. Email obscuroknows@ or Call 570-208-9301 after 9:00 a.m. to schedule an appointment

1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Starting at $440 and up. References required. Section 8 OK 570-357-0712


Modern space available in a nice FortyFort location, high traffic area, was used as dental office with reception area. $700/month plus utilities. Cathy Tkaczyk 696-5422

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$200 cash off any painting or drywall job. GENERAL CONTRACTOR & LOCAL HOME BUILDER 30 Years Exp. Make Your Home Beautiful Interior / Exterior. WE DO IT ALL! Why pay more! Pay when you’re pleased. All work guaranteed.

NORTH MAIN Maple kitchen, all appliances, laundry, FIRST FLOOR $625 + utilities. Beautifully done Victorian, fireplace (ornamented), 1 bedroom. NO PETS /SMOKING. EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION


1200 sq. ft. garage zoned for commercial $450 per month. ALSO 1200 SQ.FT. WITH LIFT $750 MONTH (570) 814-8876


B.P. Home Repairs 570-825-4268 Brick, Block, Concrete, Sidewalks, Chimneys, Stucco. New Installation & Repairs


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New roof & door. $395/month. Please call 570-881-0320

GLEN LYON GARAGE 1,200 sq.ft.


447 S. Franklin St. 1 bedroom with study, off street parking, laundry facility. Includes heat and hot water, hardwood floors, appliances, Trash removal. $580/mo Call (570)821-5599


Wilkeswood Apartments WILKES-BARRE/NORTH 1 & 2 BR By General Hospital
Large 1 bedroom, hardwood floors, appliances. Eat in kitchen. Parking space available. $500/month + utilities. No pets. 570-540-5312

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Roofing, siding, gutters, insulation, decks, additions, windows, doors, masonry & concrete. Insured & Bonded.




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ECONOLECTRIC No Job Too Small. Generator Installs. Residential & Commercial Free Estimates Licensed-Insured PA032422

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SLEBODA ELECTRIC Master electrician Licensed & Insured Service Changes & Replacements. Generator Installs. 868-4469

Painters Int./Ext. Painting, Building Restoration Don’t worry about them running off with your money, get it done right the first time! Free Estimates 570-328-5083


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All Types Of Excavating, Demolition & Concrete Work. Large & Small Jobs FREE ESTIMATES (570) 760-1497

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2 & 3 BR Townhomes

bedrooms, wall to wall, off street parking, ceiling fans, porch. $420 a month plus utilities, security and references. No Pets. (570)868-7020 (570)678-5455

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